Video: Fishermen trying to catch a 17ft-anaconda is the most mind-blowing thing you will see today 4 years ago

Video: Fishermen trying to catch a 17ft-anaconda is the most mind-blowing thing you will see today

We thought Harry Potter was going to appear and kill the snake with a sword at one stage…

This truly gigantic snake was found by three recreational fishermen in the Santa Maria river in Brazil, recently.

They came across the giant serpent near the bank and they did what any other sane individual would do in their position, they started chasing the anaconda and pulling it by the tail.

Judging by the distended stomach on the reptile, it must have recently had a rather large meal, probably a human... but we prefer not to think about what exactly it was the anaconda ate or else we will never be able to take a bath again.

According to reports, when local environmental authorities saw this video they fined the fishermen $600 each for attempting to drag the snake along the river by the tail instead of letting it go.

This video is a little bit old at this stage having been uploaded about a week ago, but this is definitely something you will want to see. Unless, of course, you suffer from ophidiophobia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNFqi74GoEA

Video via ViralVidsTV and hat tip to Shortlist Magazine.