10 Most Dangerous Attacks In The Amazon Jungle

10 Most Dangerous Attacks In The Amazon Jungle

Biggest Snakes From villages being terrorized by hungry pythons to brown snakes trying to join your bowling team, here are 10 stories of deadly snake encounters!

Some snakes alive today can grow to enormous sizes. There are tales of some large snakes, such as the anaconda or reticulated python, growing to 20 to 30 feet.

Millions of years ago, however, an even bigger one slithered around the Earth. The Titanoboa—the largest known snake to ever exist—was as long as a school bus, growing to an estimated 50 feet long and 3 feet wide.

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The species was discovered in 2009 by a multi-organizational team of scientists at the Cerrejon coal mine in Colombia. Jonathan Bloch, a curator in vertebrate paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, who co-led the expedition, estimates that if the beast would have slithered past you, its body would have reached as high as your waist.

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Also, what would possess anyone to swim where there are known dangerous fish? I love the show River Monsters, and Jeremy Wade has featured the Amazon River many times. Until I watched the show, I didn't even know that there were actually forty different species of piranhas!  And that there were dolphins that swam in rivers. Rather see shows like his, than a bunch of self-absorbed fools fighting each other!

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