Watch Massive 10Foot Anaconda Stops Traffic in Brazil

first_img Traffic near the city of Porto Velho, Brazil crawled (or slithered?) to a stop on Monday when a giant anaconda, measuring 10-feet long, was spotted crossing a highway.Travelers on highway BR-364 had to stop or drive around the massive snake, which can be seen on video crawling over the partition wall in the middle of the highway until it got to the bushes on the other side. Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ A green anaconda can grow up to 550 pounds and up to more than 29 feet, making it the largest snake in the world, according to National Geographic. They live in swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams, mainly in the tropical rain forests of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. They are stealthy and sleek in the water, but cumbersome on land.Anacondas reach their massive size on a diet of wild pigs, deer, birds, turtles, capybara, caimans, and even jaguars. They are nonvenomous but can kill by coiling their bodies around their prey and squeezing until the animal asphyxiates..More on Geek.comWatch: Florida Woman Rescues Snake Stuck in a Beer CanWatch: Kangaroo Rat Ninja-Kicks Rattlesnake in Mesmerizing VideoPython Found Covered With More Than 500 Ticks Treated for Anemia Several motorists got out of their cars to direct traffic so that the anaconda wouldn’t get run over, according to Rondoniaovivo.com.According to the website, this is not the first time the anaconda was seen crossing the same highway. It was previously spotted on Saturday attempting to crawl to the other side of BR-364 “but it gave up because of the traffic and returned to the stream.” Stay on targetlast_img

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