Jul 01 2013

Giant Snake Causes Major Accident

Giant snake! Major accident involving a pregnant green anaconda. The giant snake was the slithering in the middle of a highway in Brazil when a car smash into it causing a multiple car pile up and a major accident.

What would you do if you saw a 500 pound giant anaconda in the middle of the road while you’re speeding down the highway?

Unfortuntely for these Brazilian drivers, there was nothing they could do. The 25 foot long green anaconda was the cause of a multiple car pile up leaving many people injured and 2 dead.

Not only was the giant snake completely destroyed but she was also pregnent with an estimated 70 baby snakes which also died. While most snakes do lay eggs, the Green Anaconda is one of the rare species that actually give birth to live young.

Once pregnant, the female will produce eggs in inside of her body as they take about 8-12 weeks to develop and hatch while remaiing inside the mother’s body before she gives birth. As many as 80 tiny snakes will be born averagings lengths of 1 to 2 feet.

Green Anacondas are the heaviest and largest snakes in the world. Research has shown that these snake can grow to be more than 29 feet long and weigh more than 550 pounds, found throughout South America. While there have been reports of these anacondas reaching unheard of sizes of 50 and 100 feet, no snake has been official captured and recorded over 30 feet.

Since the early 1900’s the Wildlife Conservation Society has offered a $50,000 cash reward for the delivery of any live snake of over 30 feet, however, that reward is still up for grabs.

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