But when he finally found the giant he was looking for, he had the experience of a lifetime.
Banfi was fortunate that the anaconda ignored him, especially because the snake had previously consumed a significant number of rats. Banfi defended the snake, claiming that it would not have eaten him in the first place.
The anaconda snake is actually a shy animal, especially near people, according to Granville. These witnesses to the enormous monster claim that an anaconda is just as frightened of a man as a man is of him.