A team of builders making a dam – the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil that will become the largest in the world on its completion – had just managed a controlled explosion on the site when they discovered a giant snake slithering towards their equipment!
The snake was so large that it easily measured at least 1 meter in width in many places! Also, it was 32 feet from end to end and weighed nearly half a ton that it required heavy equipment from the construction company to move it around and out of the construction site.
The snake, believed to be an anaconda, is at least 8 feet longer than the official record holder on the Guinness World Records; it is unknown at this point whether the construction company submitted the snake to Guinness for world record verification.
What is known is that the snake was so huge that it required heavy equipment to move but the guys at the construction company were blasted on the internet for killing the creature instead of letting it live. After all, the humans are the intruders in the Amazon forest where the anaconda lived – not the snake!
Many netizens not only slammed these guys for killing the snake but also for destroying the forest with their dam. A lot of people were also angered about projections that the dam could cause hundreds of square miles of flooding which could kill more snakes and various wildlife in the Amazon.
Watch footage of the snake here: