This is a true story....
Back in 1990 I was working in a non profit organization taking care of big reptiles in a local zoo in my country...
On mondays the zoo is closed to feed the animals, then I decided to feed the giant green anacondas with pre-killed chickens...
After feeding 3 regular size (18ft) I went after the "big mama". A pregnant 26ft anaconda...
I throw the chicken next to her head and she didn't move. So I went close to her to remove the chicken and throw it again...
She strike and grab me by my left leg!
And she was half in water and pulling me into the water with all the coiling process that that includes for free!
In the middle of the madness, I pulled my "Marto-Brewer" survival knife and tried to cut her head off! (the knife was kind of dull)
At the first cut, amazinly she release me, but since I was panicking I was still trying to get her loose with the knife, resulting in self inflicted wounds to my leg... (I was wearing shorts)
The snake survived, gave birth, and the owner of the zoo gave me a little baby anaconda as a present...(2 days old, 2ft long and the little bastard bite me in the face!!, like mother like son)
The moral of the story:
v.1.0 Never left home without a "sharp" knife
v.1.1 Never play with a 26ft reptiles
v.1.2 Never go by yourself to feed big reptiles!
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