February 04, 2009
Hiss Hiss, Mutha F-er

Scientists have announced the discovery of the largest snake ever found. Named Titanoboa cerrejonensis by its discoverers, this forty-two foot monster is thought to have lived about 60 million years ago. Not only does the find have implications about snake evolution, it also provides all sorts of information about the climate in which the critter lived.

What I want to know is, only five million years after the dinosaurs died out, just what this thing was eating? It's my understanding that for quite some time after the K-T event, the biggest animals wandering around were largish birds. And by "largish" I'm definitely not talking about house-sized beasties. More like "really really big ostrich" sized, which it sounds like this thing could eat in a gulp.

Posted by scott at February 04, 2009 04:08 PM

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Well, it's beats the largest authenticated Reticulated Python (modern species) only by about 9 feet, and the largest partially authenticated Anaconda by only 5 feet.

Still, damn cool tho'

Posted by: Mark on February 4, 2009 06:02 PM

What does it eat? ANYTHING IT WANTS.

Posted by: DensityDuck on February 5, 2009 12:19 PM
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