- A gigantic snake surprised the locals of a jungle in the Caribbean.
- A video shows how the gigantic snake had to be lifted with a bulldozer due to its enormous dimensions.
- Witnesses said that the size of the gigantic snake could set a new world record.
It looks like something out of the movies, but it really happened. A gigantic snake was found in a Caribbean jungle and its enormous weight and size made it necessary to use a bulldozer to lift and transport it.
The newspapers the New York Post and The Sun reported that the snake of a size that could set a new “world record” seems to have been found by workers who were cleaning a part of the tropical forest of Dominica, in the Caribbean, despite the fact that other media wrongly reported that it was located in Dhanbad, India.
Giant snake found in Caribbean jungle
According to the review by both media, at the scene a man who was recording the video was heard exclaiming in amazement: “My mother, what is this?” The scene also observed how the gigantic snake, at least three meters long, moved as it was lifted by the bulldozer. For its part, the newspaper News.Channel1 indicated that the reptile would be at least eight meters long.
The Post and The Sun report mentioned that since it was posted on social media last week, the video has been viewed millions of times. Reddit users expressed their amazement at the size of the reptile. One of them said: “this looks like a my… world record”, while another posted: “really. That thing is really jumbo ”, and a third wrote:“ snakes on a crane ”.
It took an excavator to lift the gigantic snake (click on the image to see the video)
It is not clear what kind of gigantic snake it was that appeared in the video, released in TikTok. According to the report, Dominica, a Caribbean paradise only 29 miles long and 16 miles wide, has been dubbed “the island of nature” thanks to its wide variety of wildlife.
One of the island’s native snake species is the deadly boa constrictor, which can grow up to 4 meters tall. When attacking their prey, boas constrictors bite first with their teeth before wrapping their victims and grinding them to death, the New York Post and The Sun explained.
Dinosaur shrimp found in Arizona
Amazing: Citizens visualize hundreds of three-eyed “dinosaur shrimp”, called triops, on the surface in a section of the Wupatki National Monument in Arizona, United States, an event by others surprising, according to the news portal of New York Post.
The officials of the national park were in charge of publicizing the fantastic information, after some visitors were surprised by the fact, which has powerfully attracted the attention of the people and the number of visits has increased.
They emerge from the rains
All this would not have been possible if not due to the appearance of rains in the area described, since the humidity caused this type of prehistoric crustaceans to emerge from the surface to attract the attention of a species that is very rare to find in the world.
It was the last table that prehistoric crustaceans, officially called triops, were discovered in the area already described, by visitors and the administration of the place was immediately informed, so now actions are taken for their conservation at this time.
What are dinosaur shrimp?
Triops, which are generally identified as dinosaur shrimp, have three eyes, are also slightly pink in color, and are only an inch or two long, according to information from experts who study their behavior.
Scientists believe they hatched after a monsoon in late July created a non-permanent lake within the monument’s ceremonial playing field, which is generally dry, but worked to form them.
Experts say that these species can lay eggs that remain dormant for decades until there is enough water for them to hatch, however, it is still unclear how long the newly hatched eggs had been in the ground.
“They have a very specialized adaptation that allows their eggs to survive being completely dry for long periods of time,” Lauren Carter, a forest ranger at the Wupatki National Monument, said in a Facebook post.
They lay eggs
“These little horseshoe crab-like creatures lurk until there is enough water left for the eggs to hatch. Then they gorge themselves, reach adulthood in just over a week, reproduce and lay more eggs to repeat the cycle.
An interesting fact is that triops have a very short life, at most they can live up to 90 days, that is a total of approximately 3 months, or as long as their water source dries up before that, otherwise they will not be able to survive to weather conditions.
They thought they were toads
The authorities of the place said that there is no way to know if the triops were able to lay eggs before dying, so the expectation remains if more will be able to emerge in the following days, so they are waiting to see how. will react.
Monument officials were first alerted to the rare hatches after visitors confirmed viewing what they thought were tadpoles in the water. At first, it was believed that what emerged were underground toads. Filed Under: Arizona Dinosaur Shrimp
“We found something unexpected”
“Upon the rangers’ investigation, we found something completely different and something unexpected,” Carter said. Additionally, they can be found in seasonal depressive wetlands in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, South America, and some parts of North America.
Triops are generally called living fossils because in fact, according to studies, they have not changed since they evolved more than 350 million years ago, according to data from researchers at Central Michigan University. Filed Under: Arizona Dinosaur Shrimp
In another impressive development this year, a fisherman made an intrepid discovery in the waters of Massachusetts that took people by surprise, since for five years a blue lobster had not been seen in the state; photography has been around the world, since these types of sightings are rarely captured.
Although this species is very rare to capture, the fisherman made the decision to return it to its natural habitat, but not before photographing it in order to show others the strange discovery and that so far has begun to go viral, since it is not very usual your find. To know the details visit this note.
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