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After a Neighbor's Dog Was Eaten, Man Vowed to Find the Creature Responsible. He Was 'Very Surprised’ When He Finally Did.

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"It was really difficult to capture..."

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A French Guiana man who set out to capture the creature responsible for killing his neighbor’s dog was “very surprised” when he finally found it and realized what it was: a 17-foot anaconda.

According to Barcroft TV, math teacher Sebastien Bascoules captured the giant snake from a river close to his friend’s home. The reptile had previously eaten a pet dog as it lurked around the neighborhood.

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“I was not scared because I thought it was smaller, but I was very surprised,” he said.

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"It was really difficult to capture these kind of snakes because they are very strong," the man added.

With the help of his friend, the 39-year-old wrestled the snake out of the river, putting it in a blindfold and carrying it to dry ground.

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Bascoules then let his children play with the massive serpent and take photographs before placing the 175lb snake in a bathtub for the night.

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The next day, the anaconda was then released into a river approximately six miles away, Barcroft TV reported.

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