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What do you do when you find a 15 foot long snake in your pond?

18/02/2013 17:34:34
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A huge 15 feet long anaconda was spotted in the fisherman's pool. Photo credit Marie-France Grenouillet

Pick it up and move it of course

February 2013. Marie-France Grenouillet, a wildlife photographer, has sent us a couple of her holiday snaps she took on a recent trip to Colombia.

While staying at the Juan Solito Lodge, some local fisherman spotted this 5 metre anaconda near their regular fishing pool in the Hato La Aurora reserve. The fishermen decided that they would feel safer if the snake was a little further away, so they picked it up, and moved it to a more suitable pool in the middle of the reserve.

The green anaconda is the largest species of anaconda and can grow up to 17 feet long and weigh as much as 100 kilograms. They are mostly aquatic and nocturnal, and will eat a range of prey from deer, tapir and capybara to caiman, birds and fish.

Our thanks to Marie-France Grenouillet for these images - Go to her website to see more of her work.

First you have to catch the snake 

Then you have to move it to a better location 

 

 

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