Watch: Maths teacher wrestles 17ft-long anaconda after it ate dog, then leaves live snake in bathtub

Watch: Maths teacher wrestles 17ft-long anaconda after it ate dog
Sebastien Bascoules and his friend pose with a captured 17ft anaconda (Picture: Barcoft)

Snake-wrestler Sebastien Bascoules is either very brave or incredibly stupid.

The maths teacher waded into a river to capture a 17ft-long anaconda, which had just eaten his friend’s dog.

He then took it home – so his children could play with it.

The 39-year-old says sons Noam 11, Solal, eight, and five-year-old Mano, were never in danger because: ‘I put a cloth on the snake’s head so it was blind and became like a big worm.’

After keeping the anaconda in his bath overnight he took it back to the river the next day to release it – because his wife was nagging him.

The Frenchman said he set up home in Matoury, French Guinea, 15 years ago to fulfil a childhood dream of living with, and catching, snakes.


***EXCLUSIVE*** MONTSINERY, FRENCH GUIANA - MARCH 2013: Mano Bascoules, 5, poses with a 17ft anaconda which ate a pet dog is blindfolded with a t-shirt on March 20, 2013 in Montsinery, French Guiana. MATHS teacher Sebastien Bascoules captured a massive 17ft anaconda which ate his friendís dog in French Guiana. The 39-year-old old wrestled the huge serpent out of a river close to his friendís house, blindfolded it and left it in his bathtub over night. With the help of his friends and young sons Sebastien then released the 175lb anaconda into a large river six miles away. PHOTOGRAPH BY Sebastien Bascoules / Barcroft USA UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W
Mano Bascoules, five, poses with a 17ft anaconda which ate a pet dog (Picture: Barcroft)

‘I have caught between 15 and 20 anacondas while I’ve lived here,’ he said.

‘While this one surprised me with its strength and length, to capture it was a dream come true.’

Sadly, the dog did not survive.

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18 September 2014 | 10:46 pm – Source:


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