Scariest snake ever? Builders terrified by monster anaconda on Brazil construction site

By Petrus Malherbe
26 September 2016

The serpent was whopping 10 m long, weighing 400 kg.

If you’re afraid of snakes, you should stop reading now.

Construction workers at a Brazilian building site got the fright of their lives when they came across a giant snake of more than 10 meters long.

The enormous reptile reportedly weighed in at a whopping 400 kg. The snake was found after workers carried out a controlled explosion at a cave in the Alramira district in the north of Brazil as part of their construction work.

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Some of the workers tied the snake up with chains. In the video you can see how the giant anaconda is being tied to a crane.

The video which was uploaded by YouTube user Alexandre Flores, has been widely criticized as it shows the construction workers crude behaviour towards the snake.

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It is unclear whether the workers killed the snake but at one point he looks unconscious as he is chained up on the back of a truck.

One YouTube user commented on the video: “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...”

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The workers are building the Belo Monte damn, which is set to be the fourth largest damn in the world after completion.

Sources: YouTube; Daily Mail

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