18 Foot Giant Anaconda Caught in Guyana

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 12.36.30 PMRob Pickles (R) and Niall McCann (second from L) hold the anaconda caught by the Rewa River in Guyana.

Real-life Indiana Jones, Niall McCann, realizes a life’s ambition by catching a giant anaconda. The adventurer, who has rowed the Atlantic and trekked across Greenland’s Polar Ice Cap, pounced on the jungle giant, which weighed over 220 pounds and had a girth of 27ins.

The 29-year-old biologist from Cardiff was exploring the tropical rainforests of Guyana when he happened across the monster reptile on a bank of the Rewa River. Niall, who has a passion for handling creatures that would have most people shaking in their boots, said: “I’d always dreamed of seeing an anaconda and I knew that our work in Guyana would give us a real possibility of seeing one. I was trying to hold its head to the ground and it kept trying to turn its head to bite me – it was wrestle. Its strength was amazing and when a ripple went through its body it shook all of us.”


A close up of the anaconda caught by Niall McCann in the jungle of Guyana.


Biologist Rob Pickles inspected the anaconda three weeks before the group returned to catch it on a bank of the Rewa River, in Guyana.


He returned to find the giant 18 ft long river monster three weeks later. He would not leave the encounter unscathed…

Niall McCann (R) and Rob Pickles (second from L) hold the anaconda caught by the Rewa River in Guyana. Pickles suffered a small bite, and the snake repeatedly attempted to subdue the researchers and their guides.



Losing control!


Niall McCann (second from L) and Rob Pickles (second from R) hold the anaconda caught by the Rewa River in Guyana.

Biologist Niall McCann poses with the 18ft giant anaconda after a tense struggle with the massive snake.


Rob Pickles (L) and two guides hold the anaconda caught by the Rewa River in Guyana.



A guide holds up the tail of the anaconda caught on the bank of River Rewa by Niall McCann and Rob Pickles in Guyana.


Meanwhile, a different anaconda from the one which was caught, spotted swimming in the River Rewa, in Guyana, was apparently watching the action…



The giant anaconda slithered into the darkness of the jungle…


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