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Ancient Snake Was Longer Than A Bus


Animals  (tags: interesting, news, discovery, behemoth, snake )

Barb
- 3635 days ago - news.aol.com
NEW YORK (Feb.4) - Never mind the 40 foot snake that menaced Jennifer Lopez in the 1997 movie "Anaconda." Not even Hollywood could match a new discovery from the ancient world. Fossils from norteastern Columbia reveal the biggest snake ever discovered;



   

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Barb Knight (1688)
Thursday February 5, 2009, 8:46 am
This is not the picture of the behemoth that was pictured on AOL's Welcome Screen. I tried saving it but it wouldn't let me. I hope you can get to the entire story. Please feel free to leave a comment or just note. Thnx!
 

Amalthea Lalaith (11)
Thursday February 5, 2009, 9:37 am
The site works fine. :)

Fascinating! Thanks for posting.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 5, 2009, 10:16 am
that is huge...
thank you, Barbcat
noted
 

Blacktiger P (247)
Thursday February 5, 2009, 1:00 pm
Noted, the news station showed vertebra and comparisson and promised that once all the bones are put together they will show again.
 

ROBERT FRY (209)
Thursday February 5, 2009, 8:51 pm
IT COMES NEAR ME IM OFF DOUBLE QUICK WHAT A MONSTER
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 5, 2009, 11:32 pm
Just hope it doesn't geet a crush on ya lol
 

Amy Hubbard (7)
Friday February 6, 2009, 7:43 am
OMG! Awesome! Thanks Barb
 

Heather Andrews (340)
Friday February 6, 2009, 1:27 pm
That is insane! Thank you for the read!
 

Lynne L (71)
Tuesday February 10, 2009, 6:09 pm
KEWL
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 10, 2009, 6:13 pm
Wow, that's one big snake. Glad I didn't meet up with it, I'd still be running. lol.
 

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday February 11, 2009, 10:52 am
I suppose giant snakes because all the other animals at that time were huge. No-one seems to know why.
 

Judy Cross (83)
Wednesday February 11, 2009, 11:01 am
Reading articles before commenting helps understanding:
"Titanoboa's size gives clues about its environment. A snake's size is related to how warm its environment is. The fossils suggest equatorial temperatures in its day were significantly warmer than they are now, during a time when the world as a whole was warmer."
 

Joan for Peace (413)
Friday February 13, 2009, 11:50 am
i like snakes they are so cool, enjoyed the info, always eager to learn more. thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 14, 2009, 11:10 am
Thanks for the link Barbcat. Noted
 

Kasia Rybak (16)
Wednesday February 18, 2009, 11:32 am
wow.
 
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