@tbfrost / Trevor Frost
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@paulrosolie shows kids from a small village an 11 foot female anaconda that was killed for eating a neighborhood chicken. This is important work, for sure. @eddiebauer #liveyouradventureOne final image before I head back into the rainforest for a week. The only good that can be wrought from a snake that is killed is the opportunity to show children they are beautiful creatures which deserve respect and the chance to live. Here conservationist and Explorer
@junglekeepers is exploring ways to convince locals not to kill snakes. #peru #anaconda #puertomaldonado #amazon #rainforest #snakesofinstagram #snakes #conservation @eddiebauer makes this work possible #liveyouradventure11 days of searching for green anacondas and we still haven't found one. It is very likely because of weather (not cold enough yet) . The disturbing thing is in that same time we've come across the head of one anaconda killed by a miner and tonight, just 2 hours ago, we visited a neighborhood of sorts on the outskirts of Puerto Maldonado to photograph this approximately 11 foot female anaconda that was killed with multiple machete blows to the head. The man who killed it said the snake was trying to eat his chicken. He also said that the place he lives was once a swamp and the government filled it with sand and the little swamp left is why anacondas still hunt their livestock. Almost nothing is known about anacondas in the Amazon rainforest and nothing is known about the health of their population. One thing is certain: they are regularly being killed when they come in contact with humans.
@skbcases for helping me keep cameras dry and sand free. @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #peru #amazon #rainforest #jungle #adventure #snakes #anacondas #madrededios #tambopataRivers are the highways of the Amazon and It is believed green anacondas use them as such and travel up and down to reach areas for breeding and feeding. We spent 5 days in a 18 foot boat made of wood looking for anacondas basking on the riverbanks but didn't find a single one. It is likely because this area of Peru hasn't had a cold spell yet, called a "friaje" , which will bring anacondas out of the water to warm up in the tropical sun here near the equator. Special thanks to
We've spent a week looking for anacondas and we haven't found a single one. Today though a miner who lives in Puerto Maldonado showed us the head of one he killed. The culture of killing snakes is pervasive and incredibly unfortunate. I know this work won't change that but perhaps it will be a part of incremental progress. Even if I can convince one person, I'll feel better. Shot on my iPhone.
@mohsinkazmitakespictures chest deep in a murky water swamp in the Western Amazon of Peru looking for anacondas. If he or another team member finds an anaconda they jump on it and call over the rest of the group to help keep it under control. Once the snake is secure they measure it, weigh it, photograph it, and check the sex. They also take gps coordinates. It is crazy hard trekking through these places but everyone is motivated knowing every snake found brings us one step closer to knowing how to better protect it. #amazon #anacondas #peru #southamerica #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer