It looks like something straight out of a cheesy action B-movie, but this monstrous anaconda has reportedly been found by construction workers in Brazil.
It’s already being called “the biggest snake in history.” Although the figures are unconfirmed, it’s said to weigh around 400 kilograms (880 pounds), is 10 meters (32 feet) in length, and measures a chunky 1 meter (3.2 feet) in diameter.
The video from February shows the snake, which was found on a building site in Altamira, Pará in northern Brazil. Construction workers found the reptile after a controlled explosion blew open a cave as part of some building work near the Belo Monte Dam, according to the video description.
Official records for the largest snake remain hazy, with dubious accounts dating back to early European colonizers. Nevertheless, this corner of South America is well versed when it comes to these giant serpents. There have been credible accounts of green anacondas growing up to 8.8 meters (29 feet), according to National Geographic.
The largest snake of all time also once lived in South America. Fifty-eight million years ago, the tropics of Colombia were home to the 12-meter-long (40 foot) Titanoboa.