Huge 33-foot snake is uncovered
Don’t read on if you’re afraid of snakes - the world’s largest is believed to have been found! A giant anaconda measuring a whopping 33ft and weighing 400kg has reportedly been unearthed by dam workers in northern Brazil. Imagine finding that beast while you’re at work!
Footage filmed by the workers shows a huge snake with a body 3ft in diameter being lifted by earth-moving equipment in Altamira, Pará. They are said to have found the creature after an explosion on site at the Belo Monte dam. The video shows the anaconda was chained to a crane and later lifted up to reveal its yellow spotted belly.
Scary stuff if you have a fear of snakes, eh! As the Mail reports, it remains unclear whether the dam workers killed the snake or not. Users on social media have questioned whether it is real, and anger at discovering the snake is dead. One user wrote: “I'm not sure this is real, but if it is, shame on these people for killing it! A snake that big has probably been alive for a very long time now, just to be killed for a few pictures?? What a waste...”
The Guinness World Record for the longest snake in captivity is currently held by Medusa, a snake in Kansas City, US, which measures 25ft 2in long.