In the amazon rainforests of Peru, the indigenous people believe there exists a creature whom they call The Black Anaconda. They say this large snake is 40 feet long, with trees growing out of it's back. It is reported to to cluck like a chicken.
It is also believed that the Bushmaster, a large venomous snake that they call Shushupé, will actively hunt full-grown men at night. The Shushupé, however, will run from light, therefore a flashlight is considered standard equipment when out at night.