Often when we see a snake, it is in a terrarium lounging quietly. Occasionally we might see it move slowly from one end of a log to another, warmer area in the terrarium. So you might understand why some people forget that snakes can be lightning-quick when attacking. 

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Anacondas, a term applied to four specific species of aquatic boas that include the largest species of snake in the world, spend most of their time in the water, hunting for prey. They will eat fish, water fowl, and almost anything that walks by the water, though typically not something as large as a human. 

The man (and, dare I say, lucky fool) behind this camera learned an important lesson about nature and wildlife on this day: keep a respectable distance. Disturbing a wild animal can be cruel and just plain stupid. 

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