With their twisting bodies, piercing fangs and potent venom, snakes have instilled fear in the hearts of human beings. Even though most people have never seen a snake in person, Ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes happens to be one of the most common. How is this horror engendered? New research suggests humans have developed an instinctive inclination to sense snakes and dread them. As hard as it is to believe, the fact is that snakes are not all that mean and do have a softer side. Franco Banfi, along with Daniel De Granville has a couple of images to prove this fact. They probably did not have enough of serpents and slithery things, and hence were out on a trip where they managed to capture these outlandish photographs.
1. Franco Banfi is a snake fanatic, who I suppose was thrilled when he saw a 26 feet long anaconda. During this eccentric encounter all he had in his defense was a camera.
2. The enthusiast that he was, he could not stop himself from going close to the snake and taking a picture.
3. Fortunately the serpent had just finished his meal and was not interested in human meat. Franco should thank his stars for that.
4. All that this anaconda needed now was some rest after feasting on a capybara rodent.
5. Banfi says, ‘As the snake had just eaten it didn’t take much interest in us. ‘Everything is possible but I don’t think it would have eaten us. I was very close, I could have touched it if I wanted to.’
6. Daniel De Granville, who also came out alive from this expedition claims that these reptiles are shy of human beings and apparently are more fearful of us than we are of them. Hard to believe though.
7. Franco without any pretense admits to being terrified during his first meeting with Mr. Anaconda. Thanks to the not-so-pleasing history they have behind them.
8. “But after a while you understand that nothing happens if you respect the snake.”
9. Banfi also said, “I have never been so close to a snake like this before. But I think a small poisonous snake is scarier than a big one. At least you can see the anacondas clearly and know what they’re doing.”
10. This brave driver also had the pleasure of witnessing 6 different female anacondas, in Mato Grosso do Sul region which means, “Thick Forest of the South.”
11. If Banfi, happens to be your role model, taking precautions is advised. Since you would want to live, to tell us your experience, isn’t it?
Below is a video for all anaconda lovers, click to know more about these reptiles.