Firstly, this creature is not a giant anaconda at all. The Black Boa would be a more suitable name. With advancing technology i.e. mobile phones with video cameras, people from around the earth can record what they see and sightings will increase as technology moves forward.
What do we know about this animal?
1. Unlike an ordinary anaconda it can feed and live in salt water. When it decides to aestivate, it uses engorged water to burrow. This water cannon like ability is also used for hunting its prey. See my video on the home page and notice how the local guide demonstrates this action. Also see my presentation 2009 and comments by Jose, our guide and translator. My research reveals that it only does this directly from fresh water. This snake is capable of sleeping for decades, hence the name "Dorma Dera" or "Sleeper". The creature that was seen at Hook Island in Australia is a good example of how its body shrinks in size over the time it aestivates. I would describe it as looking quite like a giant tadpole.
The black boa differs from the green anaconda in the following ways:
- Large eyes
- It coils in more than one ring
- It has something resembling either horns, antenna or ears.
- Its life span seems to be of great length
- It can grow to monstrous proportions
- It seems to have a retractable fan like appendage at the end of its tail.
- The male and female are the same size
- The underside of its belly is very rough like a threshing board (see pictures under my research file of Juan Pablo).
This species has been sighted all over the earth. I'd like to draw your attention to Loren Coleman's website Cryptomundo and the following post entitled "New Black Sea Monster Photo."