Titanoboa — Monster Snake

Millions of years after the fall of the Dinosaurs lived a species of snake that is unimaginable, unbelievable, and truly mind-blowing.

60–58 millions years ago in the swampy jungles of Colombia, lived Titanoboa (meaning Titanic Boa): a massive 48 foot long, 2,500 pound snake. Disturbing isn’t it?

Titanoboa‘s size could be attributed to the climate it lived in. Warmer climates usually meant more vegetation, which resulted in prey that often grew bigger than most that lived in cooler conditions.

This colossal snake looked something like a modern-day boa constrictor, but acted more like today’s Amazon-based anaconda. It was a slithery swamp dweller and a tremendous predator, able to eat any animal that it hunted. The diameter of its body would be close to being as high as a man’s waist.

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