Stories Of The Paranormal, The Unexplained, And All Things Incredible

September 19, 2011

Snakes Alive!

On the banks of the Rewa River, wending its way through the rainforests of Guyana, lay an 18 foot anaconda; much to the delight of biologist adventureres, Niall McCann and Rob Pickles. Of course they had to pick it up. All 220 pounds of it. Luckily they had help.

This impressive beast is still just a baby compared to the giant anacondas have previously popped to shake the souls of earlier exploreres. First recorded sightings came from European explorers making their way through the dense South American jungles where they claim to have witnessed a 59 foot long snake. In 1906 mysteriously missing adventurer Percy Fawcett wrote that he shot an anaconda that measured 62 feet. Scientist Vincent Roth claims to have shot a specimen measuring 34 feet. In 1944 a petroleum expedition in Colombia states they measured an anaconda 37 feet long.

But these claims have never been proven.

Should you decide to go on an anaconda expedition yourself you should know, that it is rumoured, that the Wildlife Conservation Society has been offering a large reward (currently US$50,000) for nearly one hundred years now, for live delivery of any snake longer than 30 feet. Might be a rumour worth confirming before you set sail along the sumptuous jungle shores.

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