I have said it a million times on this website and now it will be a million and one. Leave these wild animals alone!! Sirlei Oliveira, husband Betinho Borges and friend Rodrigo Santos were all boating down the Santa Maria river, in the southwestern state of Mato Grosso do Sul, when they stumbled upon a 22 foot long anaconda. Instead of paddling in the opposite direction at high speed they decided to mess with the snake?? The husband can be seen prodding the snake and eventually grabbing it by the tail all while his wife protests, ‘Leave it! Oh my god!’. Luckily they escaped unharmed but not completely unscathed. The Environmental police have fined the trio $600 and they might face a jail sentence of up to 18 months for messing with the wildlife in the area. Check it out:
It appears that the snake had just finished stuffing himself. If he was hungry this situation could have had a deadly outcome.