It’s probably time to get out of the water when a huge snake licks your camera lens. But not for expert shark diver and underwater videographer Bartolomeo Bove.
Bartolomeo Bove and his companion Juca Yagarape were confronted with a 23-foot (7-meter) long, 198-pound green anaconda. (90 kg) In July, two friends were scuba diving in Brazil’s Formoso River when they stumbled across this massive lizard.
The massive snake can be seen in the riverbed in the footage. When the snake notices the camera, it looks at it closely and flicks its tongue before swimming away. Bove pursues the huge snake to obtain additional footage of it.
He did, however, get some incredible footage of the massive reptile. He claims that his film demonstrates how anacondas are sometimes misconstrued as violent animals; he says that anacondas are not as aggressive as they are supposed to be.
“The rivers and bodies of water near Bonito are the only sites in South America where anacondas can be found in crystal clear waters, making diving with them possible,” said Bove.
“As seen by the video, the anaconda swims calmly and peacefully, completely unconcerned by our presence. She occasionally approaches me, licking the lens of my camera, as though she is intrigued about it.”
“The anaconda’s conduct dispels the idea that it is an aggressive and violent monster capable of endangering people’s lives,” Bove continued.
The green anaconda is the world’s largest snake, growing up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) long and weighing 550 pounds (250 kilograms). These incredible king snakes are as gorgeous as they are depicted in popular movies.
They move quickly suffocating their victim by suffocating its respiration and wrapping their massive and equally powerful bodies around it. Their capacity to unhinge their jaws allows them to devour prey much larger than themselves.
The footage captured by Bove is shown below. Scroll down and click on the video if you’re ready to have your mind blown. You’ll wish you were born in Brazil after seeing it!