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|A picture of a frog that has been boiled alive in the Boiling River|
The total river system is about 9 kilometers (5.5 miles), but it is the 6.24 kilometers (3.8 miles) on the lower part of the river that are hot. Most of that flow, particularly during the dry season, is hot enough to kill you. Small mammals, reptiles, or amphibians regularly fall in and are boiled alive.
This frog's picture feature above did not survive its encounter with the Boiling River. Even where temperatures “only” reach around 80 degrees Celsius (176 degrees Fahrenheit), animals have little chance of surviving a fall into the water.
Ruzo estimates that the entire river system—which starts out as a small, cold stream—is about 5.5 miles long, and the river can get over 80 feet wide, though in those areas, the water is shallow.
The scope of the river - it's up to 25 metres wide and six metres deep, and runs burning hot for an incredible 6.24 km.