Giant Anaconda

The anaconda, the largest snake in the world, lives in the Amazon River Basin and other parts of South America. A very adept swimmer, it hunts its meals in the water using the cover of tangled roots to sneak up on its prey. It wraps its long, powerful body around its victim and either crushes it or suffocates it to death. In this short film, Ocean Adventures team members Céline Cousteau and Richard Murphy get up close and personal with this legend, in the two-hour program, Return to the Amazon, part of the series Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures, shown on PBS.