Here’s a joke: Why did the snake cross the road? To terrify the world.
Traffic in Manaus, Brazil, came to a standstill when a massive serpent slithered out into the street, forcing cars to stop. The anaconda was roughly 11.5 feet long and took its sweet sweet time making it from one side of the street to the next. I guess when you’re as big as this snake, you don’t have to worry about things like common courtesy.
Twitter users could empathize.
Ran into some animals blocking the streets of my neighborhood! Encountered a 1ft 4-5 in snake?, crossing the street, disappearing into someone's bush?! Was super poisonous water moccasin or a non-toxic rat snake, and was pretty defensive. Also saw a turtle in the street?! pic.twitter.com/QrlJqT2lv8— Stone Washington (@StoneWashingto2) June 17, 2018
Wow! Great video. You're lucky to have such an exciting encounter.— Ronald L. Willson (@RonaldLWillson) June 17, 2018
Thanks for looking out for while they got to safety!
Lovely Coastal Carpet Python (Morelia Spilota) crossing our street tonight. Be careful not to run them over, a vital part of the ecosystem. pic.twitter.com/QAf1msaKkZ— Craig Griffin (@CraigGriffinAUS) October 10, 2016
To capture these videos, the photographers had to be brave.
You sounded so cool in that video.— Yoenis Cespedes (@AppFlyer) June 17, 2018
Thanks?! Im not afraid of snakes, and was willing to move it off the road out of the way if need be?.— Stone Washington (@StoneWashingto2) June 21, 2018
This was their home before it was ours!
always remember, the snake is not crossing the road, the road is crossing the jungle.— Angry Miata (@MX5_on_steroids) June 21, 2018
Bring in the snake wrangler…
Where is this pro when you need one?? pic.twitter.com/mUhvm0M4Df— Lance Mann (@SirLanceMann) June 21, 2018
Having this snake so close to traffic likely caused some problems.
I just ran into a parked car while running from a giant snake, but how’s your night going?— Sam Hanna (@SamHanna22) June 17, 2018
How to get rid of anaconda???— Hafsa denver (@Denver_hafsa) June 22, 2018
Unless you’re looking for a tight squeeze, that is.
And here I am craving a bone-breaking hug from an Anaconda!— éxtasis (@Ifraaahh) June 22, 2018
Perhaps the snake simply learned by watching some of these other animals.
Nothing like almost running over cows that are crossing the street BY THEMSELVES pic.twitter.com/tBcYD0IDbw— Judith (@Judithrrosales) June 21, 2016
can i just say that i landed kanina at 6 am and on the way to the hotel i saw a pig crossing the street— kerinna (@HayleyKiyoKer) December 18, 2017
i luv bacolod pic.twitter.com/5vpOSTwTws
Look how obedient moose are when crossing the street, they use the crosswalk and everything!! pic.twitter.com/gawvAYg0UO— sam (@emmettsam8) January 30, 2017
But even the snake wasn’t as slow as this relaxed mammal!
Perhaps these crossings could use a soundtrack…
This is all I could think of ? https://t.co/cgdFOoWygd— Kev (@IsThatTequila) June 13, 2018