VIDEO: Environmental authorities rescue 15-foot trapped anaconda in Peru

TARAPOTO, Peru (NBC) – Peruvian Environmental Authorities rescued and released a 15-foot anaconda on Thursday, which had become partially trapped inside a plastic tube.

The snake was found in a fish farm in the district of Morales, with part of its body trapped inside the six-inch plastic tube.

Regional environment agency officials said the agency had been alerted to the snake’s presence by a resident.

Authorities said despite the entrapment, the snake showed no serious signs of bad health, aside from some scratches from having tried to escape.

The snake was released into the Huallaga River, from which it can travel independently to several surrounding forests. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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