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Alleged 33-Foot Brazilian Anaconda Remains an Internet Legend

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The Internet is still puzzling over this huge snake video. 

Editor's note: This post was originally published in September, 2016.

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 in 2016 that the monstrous serpent 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 project, and it appears the workers killed it. They then strapped it to the back of what appears to be a tow truck and the rest is history. It spread across the Internet like a wildfire soaked in gasoline. The only question was, how big was it really?

We may never know for sure, but the video does seem to indicate that this was one huge snake.

Posted by Denise Rangel on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

People really need to learn how to turn their phone sideways, especially when videoing something like a long, gigantic snake. This short video is one of the only pieces of evidence the thing ever existed. We feel certain it's a real snake, but the size is anyone's guess at this point.

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. That's a valid concern. 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?

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