While Bove’s dive was a pleasant one, anacondas should still be treated with care. The green anaconda reaches its massive size on a diet of local wildlife such as capybaras, wild pigs, birds, turtles and sometimes jaguars.
The anaconda will wrap her massive body around an animal, squeezing and drowning her prey before swallowing the animal whole.
“It is without a doubt an extremely strong predator and the largest of all snakes that can react if threatened or molested," Bove said. "[She is] to be treated with a lot of respect.”