Huge 29ft Anaconda Kills Crocodile In Dramatic Fight To The Death
If you had to think of two animals that you really wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of, anacondas and crocodiles would most likely be up there. But what happens when the two scary creatures go head to head?
Well, luckily for us, we can stop wondering, because someone caught an anaconda vs caiman (a type of crocodile) fight on camera.
In a terrifying but fascinating video, a massive battle commences between a 29ft-long anaconda snake and takes on the 6ft-long crocodile in a fight to the death.
The beastly brawl took place in swampy tropical wetland in Pantanal, Brazil. Caimans can grow to over eight feet, so this one may well have been a youngster. Anacondas measure an average of 15 feet, so the one caught on film was definitely bigger than the standard snake. And as you can see from the video above - when they meet, it's not pretty.
In the clip, the huge snake wraps itself around the crocodile to suffocate it and tries to drag it down under the water.
Wildlife photographer Kevin Dooley, 58, was 'lucky enough' to capture the intense moment and said he had 'never captured anything like this before'.
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Kevin, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, said he was sitting around 30ft away from the animals when he 'turned to the right and witnessed an amazing sight'.
He said: "I was sitting in a boat having our lunch when this happened. I couldn't believe it all.
"I heard all of this splashing, and when I looked I could see the caiman was suffering. The anaconda just kept strangling the caiman. It had even broken all of the caiman's legs."
He added: "It all happened in around eight minutes. I think eventually the anaconda ran out of oxygen and had to let go of the caiman.
"And at that point, the caiman then bit into the snake. But the snake managed to get away and slither out. I think eventually the caiman died."
Kevin said this was a rare occasion in his photography career and thinks he would be find himself 'waiting a long time' if he ever hoped to see this happen again.
He added: "I felt very blessed and very lucky and somewhat sad for the caiman.
"I never thought in my life I would witness something like this."
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