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Caught on Video: When Big Snakes Attack Humans!

Snakes with venomous bites are dangerous, but monster serpents that crush and swallow their prey whole are equally frightening.

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There’s no doubt that snakes are among the most dangerous animals around.

As stated in the paper, “The origin of snakes,” there are more than 3,400 species of living snakes (Serpentes) that live in just about any kind of environment. These legless reptiles occupy “fossorial, arboreal, terrestrial, and aquatic environs, and living in climates ranging from arid deserts to the open ocean.”

While there are snakes that can kill their prey in a matter of minutes with their venomous bites, there are also huge snakes who can overpower their targets and crush their bones before swallowing them whole.

When snakes get hold of you, your life just might flash before your eyes.

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As snakes along with other wildlife have lost their habitat due to development are driven to search for prey in the cities. Over the years, city dwellers have reported stumbling upon pythons, boa constrictors, and anacondas in their backyards or even inside their homes.

Some of these big snakes are over 24 feet long. For the record, the longest snake that’s currently in captivity is a reticulated python that’s 25 feet and two inches long.  In 2004, though, there were reports that a 49-foot python had been sighted in Indonesia.

Despite the dangers, people are still drawn to snakes. They’re seen in movies like Snakes on a Plane and Anaconda, immortalized as villains such as G.I. Joe‘s Cobra Commander, and are favorite subjects in tattoos. Moreover, handling, catching, and killing a snake is also considered some sort of a kick-ass accomplishment.

This 17-foot anaconda was captured in French Guiana.

Anaconda

Photo credit: Barcroft TV

This fascination for snakes may explain why so many people dare to get close to these slithering reptiles and inevitably expose themselves to the risk of a snake attack. The video shows clips of various people getting attacked by huge snakes — from hapless tourists who made the mistake of treating snakes like playthings to experienced snake catchers who were caught unaware by the formidable reptiles.

The one showing a Brazilian TV host being attacked by an anaconda is especially scary.

Despite not having venom, the jaws of large snakes are deadly.

Snake-jaws

Photo credit: LiveScience

After wrapping themselves around their prey, large snakes then work on swallowing them whole.

As Cory Binns wrote in a LiveScience article, “Super-sized meals do not intimidate snakes. Unlike a mammalian jaw that is built for brute force, a snake’s is rigged with tendons, muscles, and ligaments that give the jaw a gymnast’s flexibility. The jaws do not dislocate, however.”

Binns went on to explain that the snake’s two lower jaws move independently of one another. An elastic ligament allows them to spread apart. The quadrate bone is not rigidly attached to the skull, but articulates with the skull at one end. Therefore, it can move freely.

A snake takes its time swallowing its food (whatever size it may be) while slathering it with its saliva.

If these clips teach us anything it’s this: Never underestimate snakes or you’ll end up paying with a lost limb — if not, your life.

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You see, Rina was once a victim of abuse as she was used by her old owners as a target in Bulgaria. About 20 bullets were removed from her body and two of those bullets were inoperable as they were stuck in her spinal canal. Since then, she started using a wheel cart so she could walk.

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