Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tropical Savanna, continued

Yes, anacondas still exist in the waters of the Tapajós and Amazon Rivers. Does the cobra grande exist? Well, I suspect that there are still some big ones around, but the most beautiful one I've ever seen was at the Escola Floresta, the environmental education center to which I've referred. It's 5-6 meters long, carved from one piece of jacarandá of Pará wood (Dalbergia spruceana). I found the head of the creature to be exquisitely done, as seen in the image.

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