The Titanoboa

I stumbled across this article at work yesterday.  Very cool stuff:

The largest snake that ever lived gives scientists important information about the climate of the tropics in ages past

“A snake so huge it could swallow a crocodile in one gulp has been unearthed in a coal mine in Colombia.

The anaconda-like creature lived 58 to 60 million years ago, and was as long as a city bus and as heavy as a car, said University of Toronto paleontologist Jason Head, the lead author of a paper on the largest snake ever found. The research was published in today’s edition of the British journal Nature. “

Click on the link above to find out more about this ancient beast!!

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~ by blackcrushingsorcery on February 6, 2009.

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