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Sucuriju Gigante

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Ok I just heard bout this from a freand a giant snake Plez

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In 1925, Father Victor Heinz saw one of these snakes, most likely the anaconda, while on the Rio Negro of the Amazon River. He said that the visible portion was at least 80 feet long and the body was as thick as an oil drum. It was throwing up a wake as large as a river.

Bernard Huevelmans, the father of Cryptozoology, records an encounter of an anaconda with a group of Frenchmen and Brazilians.

"We saw the snake asleep in a large patch of grass. We immediately opened fire upon it. It tried to make off all in convulsions but we caught up with it and finished it off. Only then did we realize how enormous it was, when we walked around the whole length of its body it seemed like it would never end. What struck me was its enormous head, a triangle about 24 inches by 20. We had no instruments to measure the beast, but we took an arms length of string and measured it about one meter by placing it on a man's shoulder and extending it to his fingertips. We measured the snake several times and each time we got a length of 25 strings. The creature was well over 23 meters (75 feet) long."

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These reported snakes are said to be 4x the size of the longest snakes on record (anacoda and python both at about 22 ft).. i find the claims hard to believe... not even a photo of these snakes would have me believing .. as photos are too easily faked...wondered what happened to the body of the supposed snake.. to bad science didnt get ahold of the speciman

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In 1925, Father Victor Heinz saw one of these snakes, most likely the anaconda, while on the Rio Negro of the Amazon River. He said that the visible portion was at least 80 feet long and the body was as thick as an oil drum. It was throwing up a wake as large as a river.

Bernard Huevelmans, the father of Cryptozoology, records an encounter of an anaconda with a group of Frenchmen and Brazilians.

"We saw the snake asleep in a large patch of grass. We immediately opened fire upon it. It tried to make off all in convulsions but we caught up with it and finished it off. Only then did we realize how enormous it was, when we walked around the whole length of its body it seemed like it would never end. What struck me was its enormous head, a triangle about 24 inches by 20. We had no instruments to measure the beast, but we took an arms length of string and measured it about one meter by placing it on a man's shoulder and extending it to his fingertips. We measured the snake several times and each time we got a length of 25 strings. The creature was well over 23 meters (75 feet) long."

Very interesting stuff! I keep an open mind on this one.

P.S. The triangular head fits with the The Hook Island Monster

Edited by Rewlahool

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The Diario, the newspaper of Pernambuco in Brazil, of January 24, 1948 published a picture with a headline 'Anaconda Weighing 5 Tons.' The picture shows a part of a giant anaconda that was caught by band of Indian half breeds. It was engaged in a siesta near a river with a bull half swallowed. The Indians tied a rope to its neck and tied the other end to a tree. The anaconda measured 131 feet long. Four months later the newspaper of Rio called A Noite Illustrada held a photograph of an anaconda slaughtered by Militia. It's length totaled 115 feet. Herpetologists accept neither photographs as good evidence for the larger than normal anaconda, which they accept a length of 35 feet. Unfortunately the first photograph offers almost nothing for scale except a hut in the background so it is easily dismissed as 'a normal sized anaconda ingesting nothing more than a capybara which is native to the area'. Then much more limpid evidence was produced in 1959.

Colonel Rene van Lierde was piloting his helicopter over the Katanga province of the Belgian Congo. Suddenly a gigantic snake reared up as if to attack his helicopter. He lifted up and took several photos of the snake and continued his journey. His estimate of the size of the snake was about 40-50 feet, and that is the same estimation made by zoologists who later examined the photo. Even still, the largest scientifically measured snake was a 32 foot long reticulated python killed in Indonesia as the world's longest snake. Until one of these magnificent creatures is brought in, dead or alive, the Sucuriju will always be known as a cryptid.

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The Diario, the newspaper of Pernambuco in Brazil, of January 24, 1948 published a picture with a headline 'Anaconda Weighing 5 Tons.' The picture shows a part of a giant anaconda that was caught by band of Indian half breeds. It was engaged in a siesta near a river with a bull half swallowed. The Indians tied a rope to its neck and tied the other end to a tree. The anaconda measured 131 feet long. Four months later the newspaper of Rio called A Noite Illustrada held a photograph of an anaconda slaughtered by Militia. It's length totaled 115 feet. Herpetologists accept neither photographs as good evidence for the larger than normal anaconda, which they accept a length of 35 feet. Unfortunately the first photograph offers almost nothing for scale except a hut in the background so it is easily dismissed as 'a normal sized anaconda ingesting nothing more than a capybara which is native to the area'. Then much more limpid evidence was produced in 1959.

Colonel Rene van Lierde was piloting his helicopter over the Katanga province of the Belgian Congo. Suddenly a gigantic snake reared up as if to attack his helicopter. He lifted up and took several photos of the snake and continued his journey. His estimate of the size of the snake was about 40-50 feet, and that is the same estimation made by zoologists who later examined the photo. Even still, the largest scientifically measured snake was a 32 foot long reticulated python killed in Indonesia as the world's longest snake. Until one of these magnificent creatures is brought in, dead or alive, the Sucuriju will always be known as a cryptid.

Any links to these early photos at all?? Edited by Rewlahool
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Out of all the "legendary" creatures out there, I see the OMGWTF giant reptiles as being on the upper scale of possible to exist. Cause lets face it. They are seen in a location that COULD both hide them, and support them. Also, it can also be that they are just normal creatures that are on the upper side of size for their species (though having them be on the order of 4 times bigger is a bit on the hard side to believe it's possible). And it's not like even being that big is a fluke, there has been snakes that were even bigger than these ones in the past.

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The problem I have with these 100+ foot long snakes is that they probably would not be able to leave the water, as their bodies would not support their weight. Much like a whale that is trapped on a beach.

Since we live in 3 dimensions, a 100 foot snake is not 3 or 4 times as big as a 33 foot snake. It is actual 27 times as big. (three cubed). So if a 33 foot snake weighted a ton, a 100 foot snake would weight like 30 tons.

I just think that if such monsters existed we'd see snakes of intermediate size.....

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I believe that it's possible a very large snake could exist, similar to how some humans can become much larger than normal due to some chemical imbalance or something like that. Of course, snakes that are 100ft long will be less possible. Due to its immense size, I imagine its life would be very hard. It would have trouble living in spaces suited for its smaller snake cousins, it would need to eat a whole lot more, breeding would either be extremely hard or impossible, and something that size would be easy to track or notice.

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Didnt they catch a Massive crocodile in the philipines a while ago, So I believe there could be a snake that big but why would you wanna kill it that seems stupid in my opinion.

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A 100ft snake that would be something to see at a distance. I think anything is posible on the Amazon river. Lot of places to hid.

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I would say their maximum size is around 40 feet. Compared to other snakes, anaconda are thicker and heavier, so they don't need to grow to humongous length to overpower their preys.

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Could be 2 feet or 200 ft....no scale as stated.

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I would say their maximum size is around 40 feet. Compared to other snakes, anaconda are thicker and heavier, so they don't need to grow to humongous length to overpower their preys.

They can grow long when young

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Who remembers these guys...?

They even found proof too! ;)

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Yes I have seen this to and that fact that a snake that huge is a live makes me think MOM BRING THE SHOTGUN AND THE 12 gauge SLUGS

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Here's an old post of mine of 8 years ago (see bolded part, scroll down) :

Here's a link about hybrid cats:

http://members.aol.com/jshartwell/hybrid-bigcats.html

I was interested in this thread, because some 14 years ago I was roaming around in the jungles north-east of Iquitos, Peru, and heard a story about a black jaguar-puma hybrid.

I learned about this story back then when I was talking with a local guide about recent attacks on pigs , cows and people by some big black cat. I asked the guide if it could have been a black jaguar, but he told me this cat was a lot bigger. The only other big cat that's roaming the jungles of north-eastern Peru is the puma. But when I asked the guide about the possibility it could have been a puma, he again said no, because the cat the locals had seen was much more muscular than a lean puma.

I kept asking and asking, and then I got a hunch: I asked the guide: "Does anyone here keep jaguars and pumas in a cage?" The guide immediately knew where I was going to with my question, and said something like: "O my god, you mean it is some kind of escaped crossbred??" He said he had been thinking all along that it must have been a crossbred between a jaguar and a puma, because the first attacks started in the neighbourhood of the guy he kept both species of cats in one large cage somewhere . Although he kept the cats in separate cages, the cages were in fact created by dividing a large cage in two compartments with wood and bamboo and when the guide, years earlier, visited the guy who kept the cats, he noticed that the dividing wall was a bit crappy and could be torn apart by a strong man. The owner of the cats said not to worry if the wall wasn't that well build, for the jaguar and the puma were very friendly to each other, one being a male, the other a female…..

Although it has nothing to do with the topic of big hybrid cats, this guide, with whom I was able to speak because he was in command of some English (he was a native who had lived for a year in N-America, but went back to his native country because he was terribly homesick), also told me a rather weird story.

It started when I asked him if he had ever come across an anaconda. He then told me that several years before he had been hunting tapir with some of the men of the village he lived in on the border of the jungle. After walking some hours through the thick and dark undergrowth they came upon a sunlit clearing in the forest and seated themselves on a fallen tree trunk to have a break. After half an hour or so they went on to continue their hunt. When they had finally managed to capture and kill a large tapir they returned to that same clearing to have a pause before going home. They wanted to sit together on that same trunk they sat on hours before, but the trunk was gone! They noticed that from the place the trunk had been lying on the forest floor there was a wide and slowly meandering trail of flattened grass and undergrowth that disappeared into the dark forest. The meandering trail had been at least two to three feet wide………

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=936&st=15#entry645272

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