People Stop Traffic To Help Enormous Snake Safely Cross The Road
Nascimento Fernandes and his wife were recently traveling near their home in Brazil when they saw something unexpected. There, on the side of the highway, was an enormous snake — an anaconda who appeared to be attempting a ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs crossing
Fernandes stated: “We decided to pull over and get out of the car. There are no signs instructing drivers to stop so she may cross. I’ve seen snakes run over on the highway before, and I believe it’s a ᴄʀɪᴍᴇ. Why did the humongous snake cross the road? Well, really … for any reason it wants. But, in this case, it crossed because a few folks in Brazil were kind enough to halt traffic and let the anaconda get across a divided highway. The snake was roughly 10 years old and was most likely crossing the busy road in search of food or refuge. “These snakes can appear in the urban area in search of food, which is small rodents, and in the city, they can feed on dogs and even cats, so it’s important not to leave trash in the yard because these animals can smell the rodents or these animals and come close to homes, especially during the rainy season.
Story continues below Local media reported the snake to be about 200 kilograms in size and over 8 metres long.Biologist Flavio Terassini told G1 Globo the snake was likely in search of something to eat.“These snakes can appear in the urban area in search of food, which are small rodents, and in the city they can feed on dogs and even cats, so it’s good to be careful not to leave the trash in the yard because these animals can smell the rodents or these animals and come close to homes, especially in the rainy season. Fernandes said he’s seen many snakes lying ᴅᴇᴀᴅ in the road because people don’t stop for the reptiles.“It’s not everyone who protects animals like that. Some people prefer to see them ᴅᴇᴀᴅ,” Fernandes said. “Seeing all the people help gave a wonderful sensation.