The internet is astounded by viral video: Oblivious sloth climbs over anaconda

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.03 - 2023 1:20 PM CET

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter
Oblivious sloth climbs over anaconda.

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In an extraordinary encounter captured on video, a three-toed sloth, known for its slow pace, was seen making a daring crawl past a green anaconda, one of the largest snakes in the world.

The video, which has gone viral, was shared by the page 'Nature Is Amazing' and illustrates the sloth's fearless approach despite its near-blindness in daylight due to a condition known as rod monochromacy, which leaves sloths with a lack of cone cells in their eyes, resulting in color blindness.

The sloth's seemingly risky behavior, captured in the video, highlights the unique adaptations and survival strategies of wildlife.

The sloth, unaffected by the potential danger posed by the anaconda, continues on its path. At the same time, it is also quite peculiar to see how the anaconda seemingly does not feel threatened by the sloth.

The large snake probably would not have reacted in the same way if it had been a human crawling in the same manner.

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