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Reno

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#1 11 years ago

I thought this was cool. That grandpa that kid has is one hell of a man.

A 66-year-old man saved his grandson from the grip of a 16-foot-long (5 meter) anaconda by beating the snake with rocks and a knife for half an hour, authorities said Thursday. "When I saw the snake wrapped around my grandson's neck I thought it was going to kill him," Joaquim Pereira told Brazil's Agencia Estado news service. "It was agonizing, I pulled it from one side, but it would come back on the other." Pereira's 8-year-old grandson, Mateus, was attacked by the anaconda while wandering near a creek on his grandfather's ranch in the city of Cosmorama, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) northwest of Sao Paulo. While the boy was playing with friends, the snake attacked and wrapped itself around him, police officer Hudson Augusto said. Anacondas are not poisonous, but kill their prey by coiling around them and squeezing until victims suffocate. "It brought me to the ground and bit me," the boy told Globo TV. "Then it started crawling up my neck and began suffocating me." Mateus' friends ran to get his grandfather, who reached the scene and battled with the snake until he had hurt it so badly that it let go of his grandson. Mateus had to be rushed to a hospital and needed 21 stitches on his chest where he was bitten. He was later released. Globo TV showed footage of the dead snake, which weighed about 77 pounds (35 kilograms). Police said anacondas are not uncommon in the region where the attack occurred, but attacks on people are rare.

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Liquid fire

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#2 11 years ago

What a bad ass !




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#3 11 years ago

holy crap... the adreline really take over the old man! thats crazy...




Eogcloud

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#4 11 years ago

what I was surprised with is that it took half an hour...wouldnt one good smash in teh head witha stone kill the thing?




Diabolic

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#5 11 years ago

I don't think so, from what I've seen, an anaconda's hide looks to be very tough.




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#6 11 years ago

Thats crazy. I hate snakes, i would really hate to see at 16 foot one.




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#7 11 years ago

I wonder what Steve Irwin what have done . . .? Either way, that's pretty cool.




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#8 11 years ago
Eogcloud;3527843what I was surprised with is that it took half an hour...wouldnt one good smash in teh head witha stone kill the thing?

Theres not always that one special snake skull cracking size stone just hanging around.




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#9 11 years ago

FASCINATING!!! I wouldnt have believed it unless I saw it ...actually I believe it anyways. SOURCE IS IMPORTANT!




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#10 11 years ago

Wow. Simply amazing.




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