That Was Not A Branch, It Was A Five Meter Caiman
Caimans are similar to alligators. They’re not animals you’d want to run into in the wild, especially one that’s five meters long. This scientist tapped a big branch with their machete to try and find out what it was. It was not a branch. It was a 5-meter caiman. They’re known to attack people, and according to Fact Animal, “while caimans are relatively docile animals, they can be territorial and aggressive when threatened.” It’s safe to assume they backed away slowly and got as far away as possible from the caiman. There’s no way they’d want to stick around and see what happens (Cheezburger).