Sloth Walks Right Over Massive Anaconda Without A Care In The World

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Let me just go ahead and warn you, this video will without a doubt raise your blood pressure.

I won’t say why, and I also did not want to give away how it ends in the title, so just put your metaphorical article reading seatbelt on and ride on through. This video takes us to some sort of tropical rainforest that is crawling (literally) with all kinds of interesting creatures.

The clip first opens up with someone appearing to walk down a beaten path. Whether humans or some other form of animal made the path is uncertain, but considering the width of this massive anaconda, it could very well have been made by the snake.

I’ll be honest, I don’t have a phobia of snakes, yet when the video transitions to the close up of the snake slithering right towards the camera, I was taken back a bit. There should not be that large of a snake out in the world, and because of its unbelievable size, one could assume that the thing has been eating well.

There’s no caption for the video explaining what to expect, so at first I thought it was just merely documenting this huge anaconda slithering through the forest. I mean, the account it’s posted on is “Wild Captured,” and the “wild” does a lot of heavy lifting in that name.

I’d say it is wild in both senses of the word, meaning that this captured video is, in fact, of something in the wild and it is beyond wild that someone would get this close to capture something like that.

Anyways, things get anxiety inducing about seven seconds into the footage, because now the frame is showing the massive anaconda staying put as an innocent, slow-motion-like sloth wandering along and heading right towards the head of the snake.

I’m not going to give anything away, because I want you to go in blind just like I did when I watched it the first time. Hold your breath, and take a look:

*exhales in a sigh of relief*

How about that? It is a good thing that nothing went down between the colossal snake and the slow-moving sloth, because I don’t think it would have been much of a fight.

I actually laughed out loud when I saw this after looking it up: when threatened, sloths can move as fast as 0.17 miles per hour. For reference, snails move at 0.03 miles per hour, so that wouldn’t have been much of a “high-speed chase.”

Twitter users that watched the video anxiously like the rest of us put into words how we all felt and shouted out the fortunate sloth:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock