Although their interactivity and beauty draws much attention, some feel they are unpredictable. Attacks are rare, but the species has been responsible for several human fatalities in both the wild and captivity. This species of snake is one of the few that have documented, but not verified, cases of eating people. Given maximum size, it is possible, although likely exceedingly rare.
The photos below are claimed to be of a man working on an oil rig who went into the jungle for a nap and this was the result. Are these photos for real? You decide.