Researcher Renata Leite Pitman suddenly runs into frame and tackles the snake before it can disappear into the woods.
Pitman's actions elicit panicked shouts of "What are you doing?" from onlookers.
The woman drags the snake into the field and pins it down on the ground while her colleagues laugh at the scene.
"You are insane!" a woman's voice shouts.
"Get him, girl! Get him! Holy [expletive]," another woman says.