Today In Anaconda Encounters
This tale of an Amazon River fishing trip with Roy Halladay, Chris Carpenter and B.J. Ryan and others might be my favourite story of the year. Here's an account from noted professional fisherman, Skeet Reese, of a run-in with some wildlife and (I shit you not) an anaconda attack:
Along with the fishing, we decided to go hunting one night, and Carpenter and B.J. both shot a camain; which is like an alligator. Me and Doc Halladay even came across a local, sitting bare naked on a tree by the river. What we were able to figure out is that he was fishing in the river for tropical fish to sell for aquariums when he got attacked by an anaconda.
The snake apparently bit him on the ass but he was able to free himself before the snake wrapped him up. Instead the snake wrapped around his motor on the back of his little 14 foot dugout canoe and tore it off the back of his boat. Doc and I helped him gather his gear and flip the boat back over and then towed him home. You could definitely see the bite mark on his ass, but he was able to fight it off; amazing.