A good friend of mine, Sara Horwitz, found some spectacular footage of an 11 ft green anaconda trying to sidewind on grass in front of a group of people. We were able to turn that into a little note, which just came out in Herpetelogical Review. You can find the note here. The video of the entire encounter is hosted here.

Some awesome press coverage of the paper, which has gained quite a few YouTube hits and shares:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/60015/11-fun-facts-about-anacondas

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/submarine-tapirs-sidewinding-anacondas-and-other-unusual-animal-behaviors/

Advertisements