More picturesque than most of the scenery I had so far witnessed on the Amazon was the narrow Foro da Jararaca.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The jararaca is generally six feet long, but sometimes reaches the length of eight feet.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The jararaca is a snake eminently amphibious, alike at home on land or at sea.
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid