Giant Fossil Snake could have eaten a Cow!

icegoat63

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The Associated Press: Ancient fossil find: This snake could eat a cow!

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 northeastern Colombia reveal the biggest snake ever discovered: a behemoth that stretched 42 to 45 feet long, reaching more than 2,500 pounds.

"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.

"It could easily eat something the size of a cow. A human would just be toast immediately."

"If it tried to enter my office to eat me, it would have a hard time squeezing through the door," reckoned paleontologist Jason Head of the University of Toronto Missisauga.

Actually, the beast probably munched on ancient relatives of crocodiles in its rainforest home some 58 million to 60 million years ago, he said.
I've always been a fan of discoveries like this, goes to show how much the planet and the species have changed over a couple Hundred Million years ago.
 

Nightsurfer

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Now that is a big snake! I would have loved to see that (from a distance of course). Kind of makes you wonder if there is still a few out there in distant remote parts of the world that have been untouched or explored by man.
 

ysabel

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Now that is a big snake! I would have loved to see that (from a distance of course). Kind of makes you wonder if there is still a few out there in distant remote parts of the world that have been untouched or explored by man.
I'm almost certain there are still places like that. Or there could be places explored but left alone by humans, for whatever reason, that allows species to evolve more naturally. It would be interesting to find out (but maybe not Jurassic type explorations haha).
 
#5
More scaremongering from the media. Except this time I really am scared. They are extinct, right? :shifteyes:

That is pretty amazing. There are plenty of remarkable animals in existance today but what I wouldn't give to take a peek at some of Earth's prehistoric lodgers.
 

icegoat63

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Now that is a big snake! I would have loved to see that (from a distance of course). Kind of makes you wonder if there is still a few out there in distant remote parts of the world that have been untouched or explored by man.
I'd bet there are critters like that more so in the ocean than in remote jungles. We've only really explored an astonishing 9-10% of the whole ocean. Theres definitely gotta be some wicked creatures hidden in some secluded parts out there. I'll bet those ones get that big or probably even bigger!
 

Nightsurfer

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#8
I've often thought about that too. Who knows what is out there till we run across it. I still would have liked to have seen that big snake in real life. it would have been a sight to see.