Saturday 19 June 2021

An Anaconda in Guanacaste? Not Quite!

By Coco Connect -Over the last few days various Costa Rica news outlets have been reporting that a gringo living near the Tempisque River owned an Anaconda that he illegally brought in from Brazil.

anaconda-attack-humanThis monster snake apparently got loose due to a negligent farmhand during feeding.

It’s now living in the Tempisque river in the area of Guinea, Guanacaste and folks seem very concerned.  It’s amazing that this foreigner managed to get an Anaconda into Costa Rica and then raise it to a supposed length of 12 meters.

At  Diario’s reported length, this is the world largest snake in captivity…….EVER!

- Advertisement -

The largest before this was a reticulated python at 7.67 meters (Guinness Book of World Records)  There have been reports of Anacondas reaching 10 meters,but the records of wild caught  never seem to be much larger than 5 meters.   Large Boa Constrictors can reach 5 to 6 meters in length are already living in Costa Rica, eating people’s chickens, rabbits, and small dogs.   Ironically, no one seem too concerned about these.

Those living near the Tempisque river shouldn’t be too worried about this supposed monster Anaconda.   Take the same precautions you  always do.  Lock your chickens up when it’s dark, don’t leash your chihuahua to the porch, and don’t leave your toddlers  on the side of the river at night.

No Doubt they can be dangerous and are to be respected, but Anacondas do not generally attack humans.

The Anaconda is the one of of the snake species with the widest mass. It’s a non venomous snake that only ‘looks’ like it would be extremely dangerous.  In spite of facts,  many people continue to think it goes out of its way to prey on humans.  Chances are, if you were walking along the Tempisque, it would shoot back into the water.  An anaconda is perfectly capable of killing a human, however, such incidents are extremely rare.  The only recorded attacks on humans by anacondas have been when the humans have entered the anaconda’s environment and messed with them. These attacks in recent history have not been fatal, as generally a human adult can escape an anaconda’s attack if there are other people there to help him.

- Advertisement -

There may be some Tico ‘leyenda’ making in the process.  Already some locals in the Guinea area are reporting cows disappearing.  Some even reported a large snake attacking crocodiles.  It will be interesting  to see what other fun stories come out.

It is after all the world’s largest snake loose in the Tempisque River ‘wink’.  With ridiculous exaggeration on the size, I’m curious if this is even an Anaconda.

For the complete article and photos go to Coco Connect

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

[BLOG] Costa Rican Electric Company – General Maintenance Procedures

During my fifteen plus years of living in Costa Rica, I...

Heliport, Money and Weapons in Costa Rica

Following reports by residents of Las Asturias de Pococí about flyovers...

MOST READ

Informants assisted OIJ in corruption investigations, says the minister

QCOSTARICA - The investigation into alleged bribery of public officials in exchange for contracts for road works, received help from informants within the Consejo...

Fifth tropical wave precipitation will be heavier in the north of the country

QCOSTARICA - For this Wednesday, the arrival of the fifth tropical wave of the season is expected, thus reinforcing the rainy activity mainly to...

American woman found lifeless in hotel bathroom in Sabana

QCOSTARICA - A sad discovery occurred this Thursday morning in a hotel located in La Sabana, in San José, the lifeless body of a...

The Best Sports To Play On A Beach

Costa Rica has some of the best beaches in the world. The coastline is blessed with golden sand, beautiful palm trees, and perfect blue...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 18: 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate

Today, Friday, June 18, vehicles with plates ending 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

Lack of space on Racsa’s hard drive paralyzed immigration consultation at the airport this Monday

RICO's DIGEST - We've all had this happen, your computer's hard drive is full and your computer crashes. But we are not the Radiográfica...

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s feature debut, Clara Sola, ready for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Q ENTERTAINMENT (CINEUROPA) Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s debut feature, Clara Sola, is ready to take part in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film...

On Monday the vehicle restriction will change, again

QCOSTARICA - In times of pandemic, things change constantly, especially when it is necessary to tighten the belt to reduce the contagion of covid-19. The...

College of Physicians negotiates donation of a million and a half vaccines against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - This week there could be very good news for the country in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic if the College of...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.