Titanoboa: Monster Snake opens January 2013 at the Florida Museum of Natural History. This artist’s rendering shows how the Titanoboa may have looked in its natural environment 60 million years ago. Florida Museum illustration by Jason Bourque
The largest snake fossil ever found is the Titanoboa. It lived over 60 million years ago and reached over 50 feet (over 15 meters) long. It weighed more than 20 people and ate crocodiles and giant tortoises.
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The thread claimed the snake was one of two enormous boas found by workers clearing forest for a new road. They apparently woke up the sleeping snakes during attempts to bulldoze a huge mound of earth. This is Biggest snake in the world!
Looks like a scary exhibit! Smithsonian Natural History Museum is hosting the exhibition "Titanoboa: Monster Snake" through Jan. Scientists found the remains of the largest snake ever at 48 feet--luckily it was alive 65 million years ago!
She's 25ft long, 300lbs and it takes 15 people to hold her: Meet Medusa the world's largest snake (and her friends)