I know what most of you are saying..."EWWWW!" But seriously, it was probably the most gorgeous snake I have ever held! Like I said, I would've taken photos, but this species can be extremely unpredictable and I wasn't quite willing to upset it! I've been bitten by several species of snakes, but I wasn't sure if they were 'latchers' or 'strikers'. A lot of constrictor species will latch on and not let go, but a lot of them just strike, mostly out of fear, but they also simply strike and that doesn't hurt much! Kind of like a few shots. Anyways, I wanted to show off a few photos of these guys just so you can see how beautiful they are! In the states, you will only see them in captivity as they are native to South America.
These guys don't get as large as the green anaconda, but they get big! They get over 11 feet in length and can weigh up to 80 pounds, sometimes larger!
Awe, look at those faces!
I know they look terrifying, but I like to at least show reptiles and share my experiences so that people somewhat lose their nervousness towards them. They actually remind me of puppies for some reason, and a lot of the more calm species, such a ball pythons (one of the most common pet snakes out there.) have such sweet dispositions! Sweeter and more docile than any animal I have ever seen! Anywho, yup! That's what I got to do last night! :D
Now be honest, would you be able to resist this face? Haha.