NYPost This is the terrifying moment a 33-foot-long anaconda was found by terrified builders on a construction site in Brazil. The huge reptile, which weighs in at a whopping 882 pounds, was discovered by the workers after they carried out a controlled explosion in the Cave of Altamira in the northern state of Para. Video footage taken by one of the crew pans down the snake’s enormous body — which measures 1 meter (39 inches) in diameter. After making the frightening discovery, the workers chained the animal to a crane and later lifted it up to reveal its yellow spotted underbelly — a move which was criticized in the comments when the clip was uploaded to YouTube. It’s claimed the builders killed the snake rather than leave it in its natural habitat, but this has not been confirmed. Others believe the animal may have died in the explosion, possibly being hit by falling debris, as its head appeared flat in the video footage. 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.” Another said: “Human be like ‘oh look a giant rare snake and it maybe the last species on this earth, so lets kill it and show it to the world’.” The Guinness World Record for the longest snake in captivity is currently held by Medusa, a snake in Kansas City, Missouri, which measures 25 feet 2 inches long.
This incredible photo and video is going viral, as construction workers in Brazil made a shocking discovery after a controlled explosion at the Cave of Altamira in the northern state of Para, the body of a massive anaconda which may be the largest snake ever filmed. The anaconda allegedly measured 33-feet-long, with a three-foot diameter, and weighed a whopping 880-pounds. It is unclear if the giant anaconda was killed in the explosion, or was killed by construction workers, and it’s unfortunate that this amazing creature which has survived for so long to reach this incredible size had to die in order for us to see these images. Reports have historically circulated of legendary giant anacondas in Brazil, however the longest snake ever verified is generally believed to be around 25-feet, and if this snake can be verified it would blow old records out of the water.