Seeing a giant snake crossing the highway it’s something that we don’t get to see every day.
Drivers in Porto Velho, in western Brazil, had to slow down and look shocked and surprised as a gigantic snake made its way slowly across the highway. The anaconda was on a really dangerous journey across the highway with forest sight on the other side.
This one in a lifetime sight made people go out and look in awe, one man then decided to approach the snake to help it and risked his life while doing it.
“It was so beautiful to see,” Italo Nascimento Fernandes told The Dodo.
“We decided to stop the car and get out,” Fernandes told The Dodo.
“There are no signs for the cars to wait so she can cross. I have seen snakes run over on the highway before, and think such thing is a crime.’’
Luckily there were other drivers that also wanted to help and he wasn’t all alone on the quest to protect the majestic beast.
Fernandes now wants to pay tribute to all the animal lovers that respected the giant snake, thanks to their group work the animal returned to its natural habitat.
“It’s not everyone who protects animals like that. Some people prefer to see them dead,” Fernandes said: “Seeing all the people help gave a wonderful sensation.”
The group who showed love to the creature earned the praises of biologist Flavio Terassini. Speaking to G1 Globo, he estimates the snake to be about 10 years old.
“People did a good job of stopping traffic in order to stop it from being run over,” he added.
An animal lover has to do what an animal lover has to do.