Watch a Daring Two-Year Old Grab and Drag a 15-Foot Snake by the Tail

Written by Angie Menjivar
Updated: August 30, 2023
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Key Points

  • Green anacondas and yellow anacondas are some of the largest species of snakes in Brazil. The green anaconda can group up to 16 feet long, while the yellow can grow as long as 13 feet.
  • Boa constrictors also inhabit Brazil but are a bit smaller in size. Their patterns are geometric, and they prefer inhabiting burrows and trees.
  • It’s hard to tell what species of snake the one in the video is, but some black snakes in Brazil include the Amazon banded snake or the annellated coral snake.

Children are curious and rambunctious, often displaying fearless tendencies. In the video at the bottom of this page, you watch a careless kiddo grab hold of a huge black snake’s tail, pulling it closer. Reactions are mixed, with some in awe at the scene while others condemn the parents for allowing the interaction.

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The green anaconda is a snake that can grow just over 16 feet long and can be found in Brazil.


Which Large Snakes Are in Brazil?

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Are there any black snakes in Brazil?

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In the Brazilian rainforests, there are a wide variety of snakes. Some of them are small but there are those that grow large. The green anaconda, for example, is a snake that can grow just over 16 feet long. The females are significantly larger than their male counterparts. They prefer rainforests where they can enjoy plenty of moisture, even submerged in swamps. These snakes use their sharp fangs to take down large prey, including leopards, deer, and capybaras.

Yellow anacondas are also one of the largest in this country. Boa constrictors are a bit smaller, growing up to 13 feet. They may be yellow or red or tanner colored depending on where they live. Their patterns are geometric, and they prefer inhabiting burrows and trees. Although large, they move swiftly and take down prey like wild boars and monkeys. Their bite is something fierce but luckily for any human who gets too close, this snake is non-venomous.

What Snakes Are Black in Brazil?

The Amazon-banded snake is black with white, orange, and reddish bands throughout its body. It’s native to South America and can be found in countries like Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Brazil. The Annellated coral snake is native to the western part of Brazil. These are small snakes, growing up to just over two feet long. Hemprichi’s coral snake is a venomous snake native to South America that has a mostly black body with bands of yellowish-orange and white. Bothrops jararacussu, commonly known in English as the jararacussu, is a highly venomous pit viper species endemic to South America. It is one of the most dreaded snakes in that country and can grow up to 7 feet long. The Bothrops neuwiedi is another highly venomous pit viper species endemic to South America. It is a relatively small snake but has a powerful bite and even more powerful venom.

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What happens when a child holds onto a snake? Watch below!


Child Holds a Snake’s Tail

In the video below, it’s unclear what type of snake is being featured. But it’s evident it’s quite large. Ideally, it’s non-venomous, as a child has got a hold of it by its tail. The child is dressed in a beige t-shirt without pants or shoes and is casual about the massive black snake. The snake seems unbothered by the tug at its tail and instead wraps itself around a wooden pole to prevent being dragged further away. At the tail end of the video, you can see there’s an adult present, which brings some sense of relief as you take in the unreal sight.

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A smiling child holds a snake.

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Angie Menjivar is a quirky cat mom with a love for books, thunderstorms, and comfy couches where she cozies up with her laptop to write her heart out. Her writing style combines engaging storytelling, vivid imagery, emotional resonance, and educational depth to create a compelling and informative reading experience for readers like you! Her passion and humor stamp her work with a voice all her own and her sense of wonder creates a fantastical narrative that allows you to explore the fascinating world of wildlife through new eyes.

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