5 Biggest Snakes In The World Giant Anaconda in Brazil River
A huge Brazilian anaconda was captured in jaw-dropping video while a trio of fishermen pulled it out of the river water. The serpent is seen moving away from the tiny boat and its belly appearing full of what must have been a massive lunch not long earlier. In the video, one man pokes the snake several times until the snake uses its size to push the boat away. The three then return to goad the snake further and one man grabs the snake’s tail twice across the river until it is free. Anacondas are some of the largest snakes in the world, and although they are not venomous, this particular snake’s size would be enough to make anyone run away. Local media reported the three individuals in the video were Sirlei Oliveira, husband Betinho Borges and Rodrigo Santos, a friend.
They were on a small boat on the Santa Maria river in Mato Grosso do Sul, a southwestern state in Brazil and each individual has been fined $600 by environmental police for their careless act. They have also been charged and face up to 18 months in jail for violating a law that prohibits chasing or hunting wildlife without a licence. The Giant Snake of Mt. Tsurugi Mt. Tsurugi, the second highest peak on the island of Shikoku, is steeped in mystery. In May 1973, a group of 4 forestry workers reportedly encountered a 10 meter (33 ft) long snake as big around as a telephone pole. In the months that followed, local officials organized a large-scale hunt for the snake, enlisting the help of hundreds of volunteers. While the creature was not apprehended, the searchers did find what appeared to be giant snake tracks that measured 40 centimeters (16 in) wide and passed alongside fallen trees. A local history museum has in its collection a large jawbone measuring 34 centimeters (13 in) across, which many believe belongs to the giant snake.
Medusa The world’s largest snake living in captivity is Medusa, a reticulated python and is owned by Full Moon Productions Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. When measured on 12 October 2011, she was measured to be m (25 ft 2 in) long. The then 8-year-old, 350-pound reptile is primarily kept coiled up in a nook in a haunted house attraction “The Edge of Hell”. Medusa’s primary diet consists of a combination of rabbits, hogs and deer, served to her every two weeks. Giant Congo Snake In 1959, Remy Van Lierde, as full Colonel, commanded the air base at Kamina in the Belgian Congo. In the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, returning from a mission by helicopter, he claimed to have saw a Giant Congo Snake emerging from a hole as he flew over the forests. He described the snake as being close to 50 feet in length, earning its place among the largest snakes ever reported.
Upon the discovery, he then turned around and made several passes over the snake at a lower altitude in order to allow another person on board to photograph the creature. Van Lierde claims that as he flew lower for a closer inspection, the snake rose up approximately 10 feet, giving the impression it would have attacked the helicopter if it had been within striking range. Multiple experts and zoologists analyzed several of his pictures of the ‘Giant Congo Snake’ and have verified them as authentic.
They verified the size of the serpent by comparison analysis to the ground features around the snake. Titanoboa A killer snake that was longer than a bus, as heavy as a small car and which could swallow an animal the size of a cow, has been discovered by scientists. The 45ft long monster – named Titanoboa – was so big that it lived on a diet of crocodiles and giant turtles, squeezing them to death and devouring them whole.
Weighing an impressive tons, it slithered around the tropical forests of South America 60million years ago, just five million years after the last dinosaurs were wiped out. Partial skeletons of the boa constrictor-like prehistoric killer were found in a Colombian coal mine by an international team of fossil hunters..
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