A video of a gigantic snake lifted by a crane even as part of its body hangs on the ground has left Internet users stunned.
In the video widely distributed online, the huge snake is seen being lifted by a heavy machinery vehicle in a forest area. Many netizens have said that it may have been the “biggest snake in the world” and that the video came from Dhanbad.
However, this turned out to be false as several reports have now traced the video to a TikTok user called @fakrulazwa, who shared the clip on the video app, after which it quickly spread to other platforms as well. .
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According to The independent, the jaw-dropping clip, which has racked up over 81.5 million views on the app, is from Dominica, an island in the Caribbean. The reptile, which is at least 10 feet long, was reportedly discovered by workers clearing part of Dominica’s rainforest.
The snake’s body is seen encased in the digger’s claw, but what’s amazing is that it still almost reaches the ground while being lifted. NPR identified the huge reptile as a boa constrictor. According to his report, another user tracking video shows three men struggling to lift the reptile and fail to get it into a small sedan.
Although boa constrictors are non-poisonous snakes, they are famous for their method of subduing prey by wrapping around their victims and hugging them to death.