What's worse than a worm in your apple? A 43-foot long snake that can eat you. Also known as king of the reptiles: Titanoboa cerrejonensis.
This mammoth snake, discovered in 2009, is in the spotlight again due to the new exhibit that opened last week at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. The reptile's fossilized skeleton was found in northeastern Columbia. Since snakes grow bigger in warmer temperatures, scientists were able to calculate the temperature of the region at that time: between 86 and 93 degrees Fahrenheit.
For anyone who is not properly impressed with Titanoboa's size, imagine a snake that is slightly longer than our Science Storms vortex is tall! Whoa. Now that's a snake I'd like to avoid.
Image: Nobu Tamura
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