Giant Snake Found in China Scares Man to Death

Posted on February 16, 2010

A photo purporting to show a dead 55-foot snake has been making the rounds online, accompanied by a story that almost too outrageous to believe.

Giant Snake Found in China Scares Man to Death picture

The photo and story originally appeared in the People’s Daily, which serves as the official newspaper for the Communist Party in China. It stated that the snake was one of two that were awakened by local workers digging up huge mounds of earth in preparation for a new road that was to cut through the forest that lay just outside of Gupiing city in the Chinese province of Jiangxi.

While one snake, which was reported to be 55-feet long and weigh approximately 300kg, became a casualty of the bulldozers digging, another one, described as a gold boa, appeared supposedly bearing its fangs, causing the workers to flee in terror.

The driver of the bulldozer, however, is said to have been paralyzed with fear. When the workers returned, he was so sick he could barely move, and eventually died at the hospital, presumably of a heart attack.

Despite the story and the accompanying photo, the local government has deemed it all a hoax, due in part to the distinct lack of native boas in that area. It was also thought the coelacanth was extinct until one was discovered in 1938, so to completely dismiss the story as a hoax is to laugh in the face of just how darned scary and unpredictable nature can be.

We’ve all seen the movie Anaconda. Where’s Jon Voight when you need him?

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Kevin Tan C.K
Kevin Tan C.K

I might be wrong but looking at the vegetation , i don't think its china.

Sai Adora Lovelace
Sai Adora Lovelace

That is from Myanmar, not from china, they found @ kachin state , brought the giant snake to China and brought back because they were afraid of something to Myint Gyi Nar and now well burried.

Mavin C. Cuyno
Mavin C. Cuyno

IF THAT IS REAL ,... A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAIN SHOULD BE DEAD BY NOW. BUT THE PICTURE LOOKS SO REAL. IT MADE ME 60% BELIEVED..

Bj Parrish
Bj Parrish

yall going to make me pee on my self.

Poophead
Poophead

How do u find stuff like that

Poophead
Poophead

How do u find stuff like that

crazed4youh
crazed4youh

i think this is bull but youh never kno anything is possible. but show more proof. one thing i notice the head looks too small for the body

Sofia Singh
Sofia Singh

Wow so you find something amazing and beautiful........... and kill it ¬_¬?

jazz
jazz

if this snake is 4 real show it to national georgaphic channel may be i will beleave it then

meeeeee!!!!!!!!
meeeeee!!!!!!!! like.author.displayName 1 Like

First of all the d***heads who are clearing the forest should be prosercuted and Second of all if they just killed the second last of the speices besides from the one that fled then they have just extincted yet ANOTHER animal speices, nice one. Humans are idiots, we just need to learn that the animals are the rulers and stop trying to destroy them.

khambou
khambou

i think it is not truth ,if it is true could you show more pictures.

leah
leah

yes,i agree with jamet It's not from china but indonesia (kalimantan)

dian
dian

woow first time i see

paul
paul

that is not in china lol....it's in sabah borneo...

ABU SUMAYYAH
ABU SUMAYYAH

INTERESTING BUT TOO DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE.MAY WE NOT SEE THIS MONSTER IN OUR LIFE

natcaasi
natcaasi

lol compare the excavator head with the rest of the vehicle and the size of the snake to the excavator head ... looks more like someone "zoomed in" on the front portion of the picture and and zoomed out on the rest nice edit ,,, that said i still believe in gargantuan animal specimens ...

jamet
jamet

thats from indonesia you know, not china....

Mariel
Mariel

ang laki! nkakatakot! it's so big!!:D

Nichoen
Nichoen

And so the world start to change . :) the animals are getting weirder and weirder . :s So if im right , there was 2 of them ? and they just killed one ?

bHing
bHing

.ang laki naman nOn,, wish it was my PET.. .i'll command it to kil someone..

vvdinko
vvdinko

Wow, I think it woulda been much more scary had it been alive! Can you imagine? Jerry www.anonymous-tools.se.tc

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owhhhh wow!!!iS dAt tRuE!?!?wHeRe iN d hElL iS dAt sNaKe cAme fRoM!?!?omg!!! dEy nEed 2 kIlL d oTher one b4 iT fInD an0tHeR victim!!!!()_()

jane
jane

is this for real!!!!!!!!!!!!hope it doesn't reach the philippines by crawling!!!!!!!!nyiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!

Louis
Louis

I don't think its a hoax if someone died!

starboykb
starboykb

Nothing is impossible in this world. I'm not really sure how you would flee from this giant snake if it appear in front of you.

Charlie
Charlie

Jesus Christ, that would be terrifying.

BBB
BBB

wow, that would be cool if it were true!