Anaconda Attack Manual - Be Prepared!

What to do if attacked by an anaconda


[This is an excerpt from the U.S. Government Peace Corps Manual for volunteers working in the Amazon jungle - what to do if an anaconda attacks you…]

Related to the boa constrictor, the anaconda is the largest snake species in the world. It grows to thirty-five feet in length and weighs three to four hundred pounds.

1. If you are attacked by an anaconda, do not run. The snake is faster than you are.

2. Lie flat on the ground. Put your arms tight against your sides, your legs tight against one another.

3. Tuck your chin in.

4. The snake will begin to nudge and climb over your body.

5. Do not panic.

6. After the snake has examined you, it will begin to swallow you from the feet end – always from the feet end. Permit the snake to swallow your feet and ankles. Do not panic!

7. The snake will now begin to suck your legs into its body. You must lie perfectly still. This will take a long time.

8. When the snake has reached your knees, slowly and with as little movement as possible, reach down, take your knife and very gently slide it into the side of the snake’s mouth between the edge of its mouth and your leg, then suddenly rip upward, severing the snake’s head.

9. Be sure you have your knife.

10. Be sure your knife is sharp.

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22-Apr-2018