Wednesday, February 04, 2009

S... S... SNAKE!

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NEW YORK – 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."

Update: Went and found a video:

6 comments:

Bryan said...

I've seen pictures of the fossil and toast wouldn't be involved. Its body was at least three feet in diameter. It would just "hoover" a person up while it was on it's way.

ellroon said...

I'm going to have bad dreams tonight...

Mahakal / מהכאל said...

In other news, raccoons tried to take over the White House and steal the nuclear codes today. At least, that might have been their plan...

Steve Bates said...

So would one snake say to another, "Don't have a cow, man"?

ellroon said...

Mahakal, thanks for the tip on the furry terrorists! They haven't let much time go by before they attacked!

ellroon said...

That's udder nonsense, Steve. Cows didn't exist in prehistoric times! But to err is human, to forgive, bovine....