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Anaconda: Queen of the Serpents

An anaconda in the Llanos of Venezuela. The anacondas of the area are very similar genetically, which causes concern for scientist. The population does not have the diversity to cope with sudden threats like a change in weather.
The anaconda is known as terrifying killer snake. Now, imagine trying to capture one using your bare feet to wade through a murky marsh in search of the predator. We join a husband-and-wife research team, Dr. Jesus Rivas and Dr. Sarah Corey, on an expedition deep into the Venezuelan wetlands to study this misunderstood predator.