Friday, February 13, 2009

The Titanoboa

I just read this really cool article about the fossil of a snake they found in Columbia. This snake they say was longer than a bus and heavier than a car. They believe that it existed about 60 million years ago. In order for this creature to survive, it would have had to be hot, and I mean HOT! If you pick the hottest place on the world, make it 10 degrees hotter, that's where this creature would live, in that climat! Imagine yourself living in a place like that now a days! Also, if you take the vertiba of a 17 foot long anaconda, this snake's vertibra would be about three times that size! Imagine that! They called this new discovery the Titanoboa.

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