Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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I usually don't mind snakes. I thought they're a beauty. But if snakes grow into proportions only Hollywood could muster brave, I will get scared and scream and get goosebumps and run and pee (or poop?) on my pants.
The discovery of this monstrous monster was made possible by paleontologists whose names I care not to type in here. Can I be more thankful?
The discovery was made (the fossils, that is) in northeastern Colombia. This snakey might be Latino after all. Lol!
Just how big this creature is? At 13 meters (42.7 feet) from nose to tail, tipping the scales at an estimated 1,135 kilograms (2,500 pounds) and with a girth that would reach the hips of a grown man who had the misfortune to be around when the snake was slithering by, Titanoboa cerrejonensis (it’s from the Greek titan, for giant) was the largest snake the world has ever seen.
Major dang it! I have never been so grateful not being a prehistoric animal!
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