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The Search for Yacumama

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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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The purpose of this Web site is to share information about the discovery of a giant snake in the Peruvian Amazon, in March 2009, measuring 40M in length x 2M in Width, with an exposed eye 10" in diameter (25cm) known to the indigenous tribes as Yacumama or Black Boa.




40 Meters????

Holy sh!t.

I'm scared of those little ones that are in the pet store. To think that there are snakes this big out there are even beyond my comprehension.


Recently at Team of explorers and film makers returned from their expedition to the Peruvian Amazon in search of the giant anaconda and repeatedly came across stories and eye-witness accounts of the Yacumama. They decided to systematically interview every tribe they met in the jungle to see if the descriptions varied. Not only did every report corroborate the other but they also supported the data and theories of Mike & Greg Warner and the Yacumama (Black Boa). The photographs, locations, size, habitat and morphology of the Yacumama are all publicly available at www.bigsnakes.net...

The Warners intend to prove the existence of the Yacumama (mother of the waters) through scientific best practise during their ground expedition in the dry season. Media packs are available for corporate sponsors and the public can donate online.

Mike & Greg Warner
Warner Amazon Expedition, 2011


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So what do you al think? Do you think they are on a wild goose chase or do you think they will come back with evidence?

Interesting none the less.


Any thoughts?

Pred...




posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 01:15 AM
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2 days old and I missed it. I wish the cryptid forum was more active....

They will definetly come back with some evidence. Whether or not it is the yacumama, cant be sure on that, but the evidence sure seems to be solid. So much of the jungles of earth are unexplored by 'white man'

I will definetly keep my eye on this.
Thanks pred



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 03:22 AM
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As much as I'd LOVE to see a 130 foot long snake that's more than 6 feet wide, I have to call shenanigans on this story. Or perhaps gross exaggeration would be more fitting.

40 meters ? Wild goose chase. To put it in perspective, the 10 inch eye would be as big as a salad plate. a 2 meter wide body would be wide enough to swallow a grown man sideways. Wider than your car. Think more like the belly of a fully grown elephant. And 40 meters long equates to the snake clamping it's mouth on the head of the Christ The Redeemer statue in Brazil and dangling down with it's tail touching the ground. (and scaring all the tourists)

Such a find is not impossible in the animal kingdom; but it existing and *not* being found, despite it's massive size? Unlikely. All these stories, yet no one has even so much as a tooth from one of the beasties? It's human nature to keep nifty things like giant snake teeth or bones.
While searching the web for references to link to (you can look up the Rio statue yourself. It's everywhere) I found a site about anacondas that includes finding fossil evidence of a significantly larger snake. Here be linkage: Biggest Snake re: Extreme Science
And the pertinent excerpt from the article:

The Biggest Snake to Have Ever Lived If you think that an anaconda big enough to swallow a capybara or tapir whole is big, you should see the size of the giant snake scientists discovered in a coal mine in Columbia, South America in 2008. Fossils of an enormous snake were discovered in an open coal mine in the Amazon rainforest. Paleontologists estimated the length of the snake to be 43 feet long and estimated to weigh 2,500 pounds! Based on their findings, the scientists who identified this new species of snake said it was large enough to prey on crocodiles. Since snakes are cold-blooded, the average temperature of the Amazon had to have been 6 to 8 degrees warmer to support a snake that enormous.


I don't know why the Amazon would have to be warmer to support a larger snake. I've had a few snakes as pets, bigger doesn't mean they need more heat. The needs vary from species to species. As an example, garter snakes can get along just fine without so much as a heat pad, just stick their tank in a "warm" corner of your house. Around 82 degrees F is plenty. My garter snake ate worms and fish. Juvenile king snakes the same size as an adult garter snake need more heat to properly digest the mice they eat. Ball pythons need even more heat. So don't always believe what you read. Especially if it's on a site saying National Geographic is "interested" but they're still asking for your personal donations.

And thank you, OP for introducing me to new words for crypto- critters. I love learning new things!



posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by youdidntseeme
2 days old and I missed it. I wish the cryptid forum was more active....



As do I



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 01:54 AM
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I bet snakes can get alot bigger than man would imagine. Me and a friend of mine seen two black snakes about 12 ft long. And they were right inbetween a buisness district and a suburban nieghborhood,in a patch of woods that is only about 100 yards wide and about 1 mile long. And i live in northern PA,snakes arent supposed to get that big.



posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:57 AM
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A snake that is 40 meters long would need somthing huge to feed other wise acording to evoloution it would have no need to be so big, so why dont the scientests just look for what ever a 40 meter snake would eat and then play the waiting game



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:53 AM
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Perhaps its the diet they have which makes them so big, (We've all seen the film lake placid right?).
I make you right. Let's find some grub for the snakes and get a HD camera down there ASAP!



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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I personally think they're on a wild goose chase with this one.

On the subject of finding this 40 meter snake based on its diet...what would a creature like that even eat? Elephants, hippos, volkswagens?


Yes there are some pretty large snakes out there, but I just have a hard time believing any snake can reach as long as 40 meters. You're talking a snake that's longer than a Blue Whale after all. I'm not saying it's impossible, but I think it's far more likely that the claims of people seeing a snake this large are gross exaggerations.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 06:35 AM
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Hey, new to this forum........

I've read about this before and isn't there a supposed giant snake in Peru called 'Sachumama' or similar also.....except this one is said to be 'shelled'?

The snake I'm thinking of does apparently have some similar features, I believe it's black and/or orange, and it's body is covered in some kind of shiny, hard shell.

This would suggest some kind of cephalopod, for me. The Yacumama's massive, single eye would also add to a cephalopod identity - some kind of fresh-water octopus or squid? A giant, unknown snail whose dimensions have been exaggerated?

Let's be honest, I'd say ANY cryptid's size has been exaggerated. It's human nature, especially if scared. If Yacumama is real, I'd guess it's a lot bigger than known anaconda species but nowhere near 40m in size or 2m across. I can definitely believe there's an unknown boa or anaconda out there measuring around 50-60ft though, and of course, it could be jet black.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 08:06 AM
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Any animal of that size is going to leave an impact on its environment. I think this is a wild goose chase, unfortunately.



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