Is This The Biggest Snake Ever Found

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  1. Holly Saunders

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    A giant snake measuring 33-feet long has been discovered on a building site in northern Brazil.

    The enormous reptile weighing 400kg was found by construction workers following an explosion in a cave in Altamira, ParĂ¡.

    Footage filmed by one of the workers shows the snake's gigantic body, which measures one metre in diameter.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...da-Brazilian-building-site.html#ixzz4LH1cpHQv



    Dear Lord I wouldn't want to come face to face with that on a Sunday morning stroll... :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    YIKES! I can't even imagine my reaction when even the sight of a garter snake terrifies me.
     
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    It's prehistoric surely, chrissy...what do you think?....They only found it after they blew up a cave...so goodness knows how long it's been in there, what it's been eating to make it so HUGE , and it also begs the question as to whether there are any more....:eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Probably ate a lot of rats and mice and bats. Should have gotten one for my attic. When I had the rat problem.

    Can you imagine being able to sleep hearing that above my head? I'd be sent to a mental institution I think.
     
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    Ha!! mental asylum indeed...it's sending me nuts now just looking at it, never mind the though of it being in your attic ..*yikes*!!

    I think it must have eaten one heckava lot of rats to get to be that size!
     
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    Maybe a few cave explorers too. Any missing people in that area? :)

    Did scientists exam it after it was killed? How old it was, etc.
     
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    I don't kill snakes because I recognize their place in the ecosystem but I can't say that I like them. When I come upon a snake, venomous or not, it doesn't frighten me or make me uncomfortable unless I come upon it suddenly, or unless there are a lot of them. When I was a kid my cousins and I went into an old hay barn that had belonged to an uncle who had died years before, leaving his farm vacant. We were in the barn long enough for our eyes to adjust to the darkness -- and when they did, we could see that there were pine snakes everywhere. On the floors. In the old hay bales. On the rafters above our heads. Although pine snakes are neither dangerous or aggressive, I couldn't get out of that barn quick enough.
     
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    Yikes!!!!!!:eek:o_O:eek:
     
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    Many of you know I go to Queensland ( Gold Coast ) every winter for a month to escape a little of SA 's cold weather ..QLD is the tropical part of Australia and its known ,that almost every home in QLD has a python snake living in the ceiling.Thats one of the many reasons I'd never live in Qld .Ive only ever seen them in wildlife parks and they can grow huge
    I seen the snake mentioned on our news shivering at the thought of it


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    I have a snake living in our shop building as I've mentioned before but he is only about 7 feet long and his kind don't get much larger than that.
    I do kill venomous snakes but never harm the others.
     
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    I've only killed one rattlesnake. A couple of little girls, about twelve, were screaming next door to me in Texas. One was my neighbor's daughter and the other, I guess, her friend. It turned out they were home alone and there was a rattlesnake coiled up next to their front door. Had it been my house, I would have annoyed it with a big stick until it left but I didn't want to simply chase it away and then find later that it had returned and bitten one of these girls. So I killed it, but I don't like doing that, venomous or not.
     
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    I love animals but have no problem killing rats and snakes. I doubt I would personally do the killing but have no problem with someone doing it.

    I'll also step on a spider because chances are here it's a black widow.
     
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