Croc-swallowing monster exists!

At last, tangible proof has surfaced that giant snakes do exist (at least they did, once). A snake so huge it could swallow a crocodile in one gulp.

Remains from no less than eight giant snakes have been unearthed in a coal mine in Colombia. Aptly named 'Titanoboa', researchers estimate (from the size of its vertebrae) that it was 15 metres long, a metre wide and weighed well over a tonne.

To put the size of this monster in perspective... The giant snake from the cheesy B-grade horror flick 'Anaconda' was 40-foot long. Titanoboa is 5 foot longer!

Are Titanoboas slithering around South Africa today? Researchers estimate the snakes lived over 60-million years ago. Meh. I have more faith that Elvis is alive (and is presently finishing a Sudoku puzzle on Mars) than in inconclusive dating methods. But I digress. Truth of the matter is that in recent history there have been , and still are, numerous eyewitness accounts of gargantuan snakes.

For me, I like to believe they are still around... at least from a distance.

Click here to read another post on giant snakes which you'll find extremely interesting (if not unsettling).

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just love reading your comments, where do you find the time to source all the information about variuos subjects!! giant snakes, they can stop where they are if any are still around.

Jonathan said...

Indy would love a snake that size!

lesmondj said...

Did you hear about the 6 m great white that's hanging around taranaki again? I wonder if those snakes are sea snakes to hold their weight, and who would win a fight...snake vs shark!

Rachel Kate said...

the snake would probably try to eat the shark and then come to a nasty end when the great white took a chunk out of its jugular (do snakes even have jugulars?)

Rhys said...

Ive just watched "Anacondas the hunt for the blood orchid" an the thought of something of those proportions actually existing is pretty amazing.

Jon Dylan said...

A metre wide??? Sheesh!

Mike Dellosso said...

Symon, your blog is like a Ripley's Believe It Or Not gallery. I love it!