In western-central and north-western regions of Brazil, Pantanal and Amazon, areas that concentrate huge farms with thousands and thousands of hectares, each, one new trend is forming; farms in the region are getting dogs.
Yes, they are getting more and more… dogs.
What? Are they getting insane? Bringing dogs to a previously quiet and silent place? What are they thinking?
They’re thinking logically.
Those farmers, through their many farm workers, are bringing as many dogs as they can from surroundings towns and villages, since in those places dogs roam freely, currently so many as like mosquitos in the air (hum, ok, not so much but close).
As a sign of the times, most of those dogs were from larger cities, belonging to people participating on that former fad of that everybody must have a dawg. Now that they realized what reality really is, they are dumping their dogs, as far away as they can from them, so that they could not be accused of animal cruelty. Dog lovers logic.
But why are farmers bringing dogs to their farms?
As a second sign of the times, those regions are being affected by severe climate change, whatever it is; rain in the dry season, no rain in the rainy season, unusual longer periods of draughts, severe floods, and so on.
Well, animals in the area, real animals I mean, the wild animals, are puzzled about what is happening and so they have to relocate to other places in search of a more suitable environment, as well as for shelter, and food.
One of the animals in the region is the Jaguar (Panthera onca), an alpha predator(!).
Can you guess where this story is going to…?
Well, contrary to what you may be thinking, I’m not going to talk about those beautiful Jaguars (as long as you stay as far from them as you can) since their population numbers are seemingly within the norm according to the people there. (But, yes, what you’re thinking, happens, too, and a lot! You may learm more here)
My point is… Anacondas.
The number of Anacondas in those regions seem to have increased significantly, so much so that many farmers have lost numerous cows due to those giant pythons. And Yes, they are giant, specially when they have so much bovine food for free.
As you can guess, farmers trying to avoid losing their valuable cows (each is worth at least a couple thousand dollars, and they have several thousands) are using those unwanted dogs to feed those Anacondas, instead of with their cows.
They just bring the dogs and release them in the areas nearby their farms in the hope that the Anacondas i the area have a feast with those dogs, instead of their cows. Profit!
“The ability for dogs to actually survive without human help is of no concern to me. Let natural selection sort it out.”
Well, dogs are much more palatable (I’m not so sure about the taste but probably Anacondas are not so picky) since they are not so big than a cow and as dogs love to harass people and other animals, well, they get what they ask for.
And, of course, because they’re free for the picking anywhere!
Note to dog lovers
You always say dogs are so smart, so brave, so courageous, so besterers in everything… that, of course, they are not being eaten at all, it’s just our imagination.
Please don’t believe me, just say it’s a gigantic lie and that that is not happening as we speak. You know the truth.
Note to regular people
To normal people out there, please don’t let the dog lover’s associations of the world know about this new trend. They may want to create an international ban on Anacondas in the wild.
This is a true story told to me by a close friend who lives in the region. No joke.
And before you go, take a look again at this:
Giant Anaconda Captured After Eating Neighbour’s Dog
This is Not a Giant Anaconda, as a matter of fact, just a Regular adult Anaconda. There are much bigger ones than that.
Safer than dogs!
Fantastic, isn’t it?