Thursday, February 5, 2009

Now That's One Hell Of A Snake

In Columbia, scientists have unearthed the fossilized remains of the largest snake ever discovered: a 42-45 foot behemoth estimated to weigh more than a ton. "This thing weighs more than a bison and is longer than a city bus," enthused snake expert Jack Conrad of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, who was familiar with the find. Paleontologist Jason Head of the University of Toronto Missisauga stated that this beast probably munched on ancient relatives of crocodiles in its rainforest home some 58 million to 60 million years ago. The discoverers of the snake named it Titanoboa cerrejonensis ("ty-TAN-o-BO-ah sare-ah-HONE-en-siss"). That means "titanic boa from Cerrejon," the region where it was found. Now that is one snake that I would not have wanted to stumble upon in the woods. Maybe it would be more appropriate to say that I would hate to have this snake stumble upon me in the woods. Either way, instead of my name being Rick, it would now be Dinner.
For more information about this find, please click on the links below:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/discoveries/2009-02-04-giant-snake_N.htm

http://news.aol.com/article/fossil-of-massive-ancient-snake-found/329070?icid=200100397x1217878929x1201248052

4 comments:

diAnNe said...

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Toni said...

I've been trying to dodge info/pictures of this DAMN REPTILE all day and what do you do? you go and BLOG about it. eesh. I don't do snakes, no lookie, no touchie, no wanna hear about-y. Blimey.

♥ Kathy said...

I read about this..amazing!

kanmuri said...

Wow, that's one hell of a snake!!

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