Once upon a time, animals were absolutely enormous. As humans and other predators began to roam the earth, animals began to decrease from their once colossal sizes. Nowadays, you can find giant animals mostly on islands, where animals live in isolation from humans and their impact. They are able to grow to their full size thanks to a lack of predators and because they have greater access to more resources, like food and water. While you would expect animals this big to eat a lot of food, many of them actually eat the same amount of food as their regular size counterparts. Dinosaurs may no longer be in existence, but there are still some modern-day monsters, say you will, that are roaming our earth.
Last week, the world was introduced to “Squawkzilla,” a hulking ancient parrot that made its home in New Zealand some 19 million years ago. Now, the country’s roster of extinct bulky birds—which includes the massive moa and the huge Haast’s eagle—has grown even larger, with the discovery of a Paleocene-era penguin that stood as tall as a human.
AN Indonesian woman has been found in the gut of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while working her vegetable garden, police have said.
The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found on Friday when villagers cut open the seven-metre python which was found bloated in the village of Persiapan Lawela on the island of Muna, offshore of Sulawesi.
“Residents were suspicious the snake swallowed the victim, so they killed it, then carried it out of the garden,” said local police chief Hamka, who like many Indonesians has only one name.
“The snake’s belly was slit open and the body of the female victim was found inside.”
Some 100 residents, including worried relatives, launched a frantic search for the woman after she failed to return from her garden on Thursday night.
Hamka said villagers found the giant python lying about 30 metres from Ms Tiba’s sandals and machete, adding she was swallowed head first and her body was found intact.
The garden in which she disappeared was at the base of a rocky cliff, pockmarked by caves, and known to be home to a variety of snakes, Hamka added.
Giant python snakes, which regularly exceed six metres, are commonly found in Indonesia and the Philippines.
While the snakes have been known to attack small animals, attempts to eat people are rare.
In March 2017, a farmer was killed by a python in the village of Salubiro on Sulawesi island.
Originally published as Missing woman eaten whole by python
THIS is the bizarre moment a gardener spotted a threatening ‘bodybuilder’ 100kg kangaroo bathing its bulging biceps in an Australian creek.
Jackson Vincent snapped these astounding photographs of the huge roo tensing its rippling muscles in Boodjidup Creek in Margaret River, Western Australia.
The 27-year-old couldn’t believe his eyes when he clocked the mammoth two metre mammal standing in the water – and feared it could be preparing to attack beloved pet dog Dharma.
Jackson, from Freemantle, Perth, had been visiting his grandmother in Margaret River and saw the gargantuan animal on her property at about 11.30am.
He said: “I have been going to that creek since I was a little boy and there have always been kangaroos on the property.
“I was walking my dog and we saw this huge roo standing in the water. I have never seen a kangaroo standing in the water like that, we could just see his head at first.
“As I ran around him to take a picture he came closer and that was when I realised he was coming right at me and he was really big – one of the biggest I have ever seen.
“I am pretty confident around animals but the moment when he started to come out of the water my heart definitely jumped and I decided to take a few steps back.
“He looked to be at least two metres tall or taller and must have weighed at least 100 kg
“He had a really big body and was taller than me. There are a lot of roos at my grandma’s place but I have never seen one that muscular before – he was a big macho male.
“I decided to get Dharma out of there as we thought the kangaroo was going to lure her into the water to drown her.”
Jackson’s Facebook post with his images of the kangaroo’s muscular physique instantly went viral, racking up thousands of likes and shares.
Online commenters were quick to point out the animal’s impressive bodybuilder-like muscular shoulders, biceps and chest and threatening posture.
After dropping Kelpie Dharma back at his grandmother’s house Jackson returned to the creek to see the roo was still there.
Jackson added: “His claws were really big – they were as long as my hand. That for me was even scarier than his muscles, they looked nasty.
“I have never seen a kangaroo be so defensive – it definitely looked like he was puffing his chest muscles up.
“I definitely wouldn’t like to take him on in a boxing match.”
Coming to large animals, few like the elephant, whale, shark, etc. come to our mind immediately. However, some certain animals have also grown exceptionally large and gigantic compared to their species’ average sizes. Check out these awesome huge and facinating animals. Hard to believe they actually exist, especially the last monster
1. Moose the horse
This majestic beast is one of the largest horses out there, standing at an impressive 19 ft.
2. Big Cow Chilli
This gentle giant is a 6-foot 6-inch bovine, weighing well over a ton
3. Gibson the great dane dog
Standing at 7 feet and around 170 pounds, Gibson, the Great Dane, is the tallest dog in the world.
4. Coconut Crab
The oversized crab is the largest living arthropod in the world, growing to a length of 3 ft and weighing at 9 lbs.
This devastatingly large creature is 7 ft wide and long with a 10 ft tail.
7. Big Jake the horse
Big Jake is an immensely tall horse, standing at an impressive 6’9” and weighing in at 2,600 pounds.
8. African Giant Snail
The African Giant Snail is the largest species of snail, growing to lengths of about 20 cm.
9. Giant George The Great Dane
George the Giant, weighing 245 lbs, is a massive Great Dane that can arguably be classified as a pony.
10. Giant Catfish
This incredibly large catfish in the Mekong River, is reportedly the largest freshwater fish to be recorded, measuring at 6.5 feet long and weighing in at about 646 lbs.
11. Blossom the very tall cow
Blossom is the world’s tallest cow, standing at a height of 6’4” and weighing in at 2,000 pounds.
This giant hog was measured at 9 feet and weighed a whopping 1,051 pounds in weight.
13. Darius the big rabbit
This cuddly bunny stands at an impressive 52 inches, making him the owner of the Guinness World Record for the tallest bunny.
14. Hercules Moth
With a measured wingspan of about 10 inches, this moth is one of the largest moths in the world.
15. Giant Bird Eating Spider
These bird-eating spiders in Laos weighing up to 41 lbs have long been a horrific nightmare for those who have crossed paths with these unthinkable crawlers.
16. Field Marshall the worlds largest bull
This gentle giant standing at 6’5” and weighing more than 3500 lbs is the largest bull in the world.
17. Hercules The Cat
This unique cat, commonly mistaken for a tiger or lion, is known as the hybrid Liger. Weighing in around 900 pounds, it’s the world’s largest cat.
18. Hercules The English Mastif-Dog
This huge English Mastiff is the proud owner of the Guinness Record for the World’s Biggest Dog, weighing in at 282 pounds with a 38-inch circumference neck.
19. Oar Fish Extraordinaire
This terribly giant oarfish was so long that it had to be held by 10 people at one time.
THERE WE HAVE IT. A COMPENDIUM OF HUGE ANIMALS THAT WILL MAKE YOU GASP-ENJOY & PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS