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Friday, September 16, 2011

Monster snake captured

Sulaiman Kamal | 12:49 AM | | | Best Blogger Tips

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18ft anaconda weighs 100kg with a 27in girth

Super snake ... this giant anaconda was successfully captured by a group of biologists
THIS enormous 18ft anaconda was successfully captured by a team of daring biologists - during a tropical rainforest exploration.

Niall McCann, a 29-year-old biologist from Cardiff, pounced on the slithering jungle giant when he happened across it on a bank of the Rewa River in Guyana.

Enormousss ... three men struggle to lift the heavy serpent
The monster reptile weighed around 100kg and had a 27in girth.
Niall is an avid adventurer and has rowed the Atlantic and trekked across Greenland's Polar Ice Cap.

Caught ... the anaconda's deadly mouth is tape shut
He has a passion for handling creatures that would petrify most people and had always dreamed of catching one of these massive snakes.
He said: "I'd always dreamed of seeing an anaconda and I knew that our work in Gcondauyana would give us a real possibility of seeing one.

Predator ... anacondas squeeze their prey to death before swallowing them whole
"I was trying to hold its head to the ground and it kept trying to turn its head to bite me - it was a wrestle.
"Its strength was amazing and when a ripple went through its body it shook all of us."
Anacondas are the heaviest snakes in the world and can weigh up to a whopping 250kg.
They squeeze their prey to death before swallowing them whole, and have been known to attack jaguars and humans.

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