Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Giant Snake

New fossil evidence has revealed a monstrous snake - nearly 45 feet long and weighing 2,500 pounds - that ruled Colombian rainforests 60 million years ago. Researcher P David Polly notes, "At its greatest width, the snake would have come up to about your hips...." The giant snake, named Titanoboa cerrejonensis, must have had a large prey list that probably included crocodiles. Somebody call Jon Voight.

(image credit: artist's rendering of the giant, Jason Bourque, news.bbc.co.uk)