Friday, March 06, 2009

PICO-DE-JACA

The Pico de Jaca is one of Amazõnia's largest venemous snakes, sometimes reaching a length of 12 feet. The other day, the guys were out harvesting bananas near Vila Fortaleza and they came across this one coiled at the base of a tree.

Saturnino raced back calling everyone and my camera to the scene. Here's what we saw.



It's hard to estimate the length of a snake on the move through the forest but our guess is that this one was at least 7 or 8 feet long... or, maybe, 9 or 10. What's your guess? For sure it was bigger than any snake I've seen up-close. What a treat to see it in it's natural state.


4 comments:

Foster Brown said...

Lou,
Thanks for the video on the bushmaster. If I'm not mistaken, the maximum length is in feet, not meters. Anacondas are in the 10 m size category.
Cheers,
Foster

Cesar said...

it`s really a beautifull animal!!!

Significa Nada said...

Lou,

Increadible and very beatiful!!!

Hugs. Pedro.

Lou Gold said...

Yup, thanks Foster for catching the error. I meant to write 12 feet not 12 meters. It's corrected now thanks to your comment.