Anaconda snakes, for sure, conjure up the image of a gigantic, black, serpentine creature, slipping through mud and clutching an unhappy creature to death. You are not to blame for it. Instead, blame those many directors and novelists who through their imagination or lack of imagination have portrayed these submissive creatures as wickedness incarnate.
Urban legends and rumors abound with horror stories of anaconda snakes engulfing innocent children, regurgitating and re-swallowing their victims, giving them slow and painful deaths, and more. So much for the creativity of the human brain! Ask a biologist and you’ll get a radically different picture, a picture of a docile, fearful, and lonely creature nestled in the dense forests of South America.
Classified as members of the boa family, anaconda snakes represent one of the lowest strata of the evolutionary pyramid. Found naturally in the dense rainforests of South America, these serpentine creatures are one of the world’s greatest constrictors. Anaconda snakes come in two distinct and attractive colors, dull yellow and green. Humid and tropical climates, dense forests and undergrowth, and abundance of food are what make the perfect habitat for these visually majestic snakes.
In this age of instant gratification and consumption, you don’t have to go all the way to the dense forests of Trinidad or the marshes of the Amazon to get the glory of seeing a live anaconda. Hop off at the nearest Snake Park, or even easier, look for anaconda views at many famous sites and you’ll have the chance to see plenty of antics from this particularly gigantic snakehead. However, to appreciate the true wonders of Mother Nature, you have to get your boots dirty.
Observing Anaconda snakes is one of the most exotic adventure trips available to us. All you need to do is consult with your travel agent, plan a full tour, and get a tour from Amazon. With luck and some time, you may not only see live anacondas, but also discover anacondas in conjunction with their own natural ecosystem. No amount of National Geography documentaries watched on the largest of widescreen TVs can replace the adrenaline rush you get from watching a real anaconda snake attack a wild pig.
Planning a trip to the exotic Amazons is pretty straightforward. A little research on the internet will give you enough information to plan your trip based on your appetite for adventure and the precious time you have available. A session with your travel agent will further refine the travel plan and ensure that what you get is what you expect.
From specialized and trained guides, to boutique hotels offering you breathtaking views of the jungle, there is an industry waiting for you to experience nature in its purest form in the Amazons. Now get out of that sofa and grab a ticket to the Amazons, because watching anaconda snakes in their natural habitat is a sight to remember.