Sixteen-Foot Long Anaconda Caught And Killed In Peruvian Amazon

Category: Technology / Sep 04, 2013 3:31PM EDT

Residents in the Peruvian Amazon made a surprising discovery on the river’s edge- an unusually large anaconda snake measuring 16-feet (five-meters) long.

The men found the snake resting after it had eaten an animal.

After catching it, the residents killed the reptile and then posed for photographs next to the giant snake.

Anacondas, the biggest snakes in the world, are nonvenomous and kill prey by asphyxiation. They live near rivers and other bodies of water in tropical South America.

The largest anaconda ever measured was almost 28 feet long.

Video Credit: Reuters