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Matoury maths teachers can multitask

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Maths teacher and resident of Matoury, French Guiana, Sebastien Bascoules, 39, became an instant online star when news of his wrestling match with a 175lb anaconda ‘went viral’.

Bascoules said when the creature ate his neighbour’s poodle, he snapped and waded into a shallow river to retrieve the massive predator, keeping it overnight in his bathtub.

Bascoules is allegedly the ‘go-to guy’ for anaconda captures in the area. “Since I was 10 years old I have liked handling reptiles, but this was the biggest snake I had ever seen and I had ever caught,” said the intrepid educator, adding that “because it was digesting the dog, it was very calm before I touched it”.

Bascoules released the anaconda the next day into a neighbouring swamp before his first maths class. French Guiana is home to 98 different species of snakes. Said Bascoules, “I have caught between 15 and 20 anacondas. To capture a snake this size is a dream come true.”

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