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A Supposed 33-Foot Anaconda Was Found in Brazil

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Screenshot: The Daily Mail

Is this the largest snake ever found?

A video, allegedly out of Brazil, made the usual viral rounds a few years ago. It is said to depict a 33-foot anaconda found during a construction project.

Details are pretty scant, but the Daily Mail reported it was found in Altamira, Pará, during the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River.

Supposedly, the snake was in the way of construction, and it appears the workers killed it.

Whatever the case may be, this video shows this was one huge snake.

Posted by Denise Rangel on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

In case you're wondering, the largest anaconda ever found, allegedly, was 28 feet long. So, not only would this one smash the record length-wise, but also by weight. This snake is supposed to weigh over 880 pounds. The largest known snake in captivity is a 25-foot python named Medusa, which lives in Kansas City.

Some internet skeptics began immediately speculating that this snake isn't as long as claims made it out to be. Without official confirmation, or seeing them measure it in the video, it's hard to be sure. But it certainly does look huge sitting on the back of what appears to be a flatbed truck.

What do you think? Is this snake the real deal? And is it one of the largest ever found?

Note: This post was originally published in September, 2016.

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A Supposed 33-Foot Anaconda Was Found in Brazil