Huge 28ft anaconda KILLS a crocodile in dramatic fight to the death deep in the Amazon

Huge 28ft anaconda KILLS a crocodile in dramatic fight to the death deep in the Amazon

  • The scaly anaconda is captured attacking the the six-foot long caiman in swampy wetlands in Pantanal, Brazil
  • Wildlife photographer Kevin Dooley, 58, witnessed intense moment as the snake broke all of the caiman’s legs
  • The photographer said the reptile managed to slither away from the tussle, before the caiman eventually died

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Incredible photos show a fight to the death between a 29-foot-long anaconda and a crocodile in the murky waters of an Amazon rainforest swamp.

The anaconda is captured attacking the the six-foot long caiman – a smaller species of crocodile – in Pantanal, Brazil, after finding it in the swampy tropical wetland where both species live. 

Wrapping wrapping itself around the six-foot long caiman, the anaconda twists the prey’s body as it tries to suffocate it to devour for its next meal.

Wildlife photographer Kevin Dooley, 58, witnessed the intense moment as the snake broke all of the caiman’s legs, before it retaliated and bit into the snake. 

The anaconda attacks the the six-foot long caiman in Pantanal, Brazil, after finding it in the swampy tropical wetland where both species live

Wildlife photographer Kevin Dooley, 58, witnessed the intense moment as the snake broke all of the caiman's legs

Wildlife photographer Kevin Dooley, 58, witnessed the intense moment as the snake broke all of the caiman’s legs

The photographer said the reptile managed to slither away from the tussle, before the caiman eventually died.

Mr Dooley, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, US said: ‘I was sitting in a boat having our lunch when this happened. I couldn’t believe it all.

‘I heard all of this splashing, and when I looked I could see the caiman was suffering.

‘The anaconda just kept strangling the caiman. It had even broken all of the caimans legs.’

The wildlife photographer said he was sitting around 30ft away from the animals eating his lunch when he ‘turned to the right and witnessed an amazing site.’

He added: ‘It all happened in around eight minutes.

Incredible photos show an intense battle between a 29-foot-long anaconda and a crocodile during a fight to the death in the murky waters of a Brazil swamp

Incredible photos show an intense battle between a 29-foot-long anaconda and a crocodile during a fight to the death in the murky waters of a Brazil swamp

Wrapping wrapping itself around the caiman, the anaconda twists the prey's body as it tries to suffocate it to devour for its next meal

Wrapping wrapping itself around the caiman, the anaconda twists the prey’s body as it tries to suffocate it to devour for its next meal

‘I think eventually the anaconda ran out of oxygen and had to let go of the caiman.

‘And at that point, the caiman then bit into the snake.

‘But the snake managed to get away and slither out, I think eventually the caiman died.’

Mr Dooley said this was a rare occasion in his photography career and thinks he will ‘be waiting a long time to see this happen again.’

He added: ‘I felt very blessed and very lucky and somewhat sad for the caiman.

‘I never thought in my life I would witness something like this.’

The photographer said the reptile managed to slither away from the tussle, before the caiman eventually died

The photographer said the reptile managed to slither away from the tussle, before the caiman eventually died

The caiman retaliated and bit into the snake. Mr Dooley said this was a rare occasion in his photography career and thinks he will 'be waiting a long time to see this happen again'

The caiman retaliated and bit into the snake. Mr Dooley said this was a rare occasion in his photography career and thinks he will ‘be waiting a long time to see this happen again’


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