|Note: This behemoth is NOT a prop or marketing gimmick|
from Hollywood's latest sub-par Anaconda sequel; this
gigantic thing is a life size model!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Titanoboa: King of Snakes
I would SO own one of these giant snakes for a pet. The Titanoboa was the largest snake ever to slither its scaly body across the prehistoric past. This monstrosity grew to a length of 40-50 feet long, approximately three feet in diameter, and weighed somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,500 pounds
Currently, the life-size model created by the Smithsonian is on display in Grand Central Station in New York.
Please pass this fun information on to anyone with a paralyzing phobia of snakes. Now they just need to find a 10-foot tall Tarantula to make the nightmare complete. For a fun, hypothetical mash-up of extinct reptiles, check out this video