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Math Teacher Wrestles 17-Foot Dog-Eating Anaconda

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A 39-year-old math teacher wrestled a 17-foot anaconda from a river just hours after the enormous snake had eaten his friend’s dog. After hearing that the snake snatched the dog, Sebastien Bascoules entered the river in order to catch the massive predator.

The teacher, who lives in Matoury, French Guiana, hauled the 175lb – 12-and-a-half-stone snake onto land in nearby Montsinery. He blindfolded the reptile with a T-shirt and put it in his bathtub for the night, before releasing it into a river six miles away.

This dad of three children described his extraordinary experience.

“A friend phoned me and explained that his dog Minus had been eaten by an anaconda close to his house. At first I was not scared because I thought it was smaller – but I was very surprised by his strength and his length – more than five meters. Since I was 10 years old I have liked handling reptiles but this was the biggest snake I had ever seen and I had ever caught. It was so big I asked to my friend to help me by catching his tail – otherwise it could strangulate me. Because it was digesting the dog it was very calm before I touched it.”

So, how did his family react to spending the night with such a beast in their house?

“My wife was worried it might escape from the bathroom during the night. We didn’t have to be worried because I put it a cloth on his head so it was blind and became like a big worm.”

This is not the first anaconda Sebastian had caught, but he said capturing such a huge snake was a dream come true.

Moreover, this unusual incident happened last year but the footage has only now been released.

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