They Were Boating Down The Amazon When They Encountered This Monster

The Amazon is home to many monsters. Whether they live along the shore or swim through the waters of this immense river, they’re imposing and deadly. Most people try to avoid crossing paths with the beasts, but the boaters in this video are not most people. They actually go out and chase these things.

Luckily for them, they ran into the arapaima, which is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world.

Meet the arapaima (or pirarucu). This giant, bony fish lives in the Amazon.

It is terrifying.


Even if you love to fish, catching one of these monsters might prove to be a bit much for you…

These bony creatures are one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. They can grow to be 15 feet long.


I’m not sure why anyone would willingly encounter such a beast…

I’d be happy just to run (or swim) in the other direction.

Can you imagine seeing that thing in the river with you? I think I’d lose my mind. I’m glad I live here in America where the arapaima doesn’t slither around in our rivers. I think I might just avoid the water altogether though. You know…just to be safe.