Thursday, June 28, 2012

Meet Titanoboa, Monster Prehistoric Snake: Your Worst Nightmare!

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Titanoboa the Great (Titanoboa cerrejonensis)


Meet Titanoboa, Monster Prehistoric Snake: Your Worst Nightmare!

The modern-day King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), the world's longest venomous snake at up to 18.5 feet, is terrifying enough, rising upwards of 2 meters (6.5 feet) to survey its surroundings. Even though the King Cobra hunts other snakes, an attack by this mighty predator would be horrific consisting either of multiple bites or biting and holding on. Living in and sharing the ecosystem with the mighty King Cobra would result in a state of perpetual alert and mostly likely a continuous subconscious terror, especially avoiding accidentally violating an egg mound area, tenaciously defended by the female.

In the world of the prehistoric Titanoboa, the King Cobra is insignificant, a worm, not even a player. Titanoboa the Great, the mightiest snake that has ever lived on planet Earth, is your worst nightmare! Weighing in at 2,500 pounds (that's 1.25 tons), 49 feet long, and 2+ feet wide, this giant is beyond comprehension. Our feared King Cobra averages 13 pounds, is 10 to 13 feet long, and only inches wide, not even a decent snack for this monster.


Bad day at the prehistoric beach for this crocodile

Titanoboa: Monster Snake Meet Titanoboa: She's longer than a bus, eats crocodiles for breakfast and makes modern anacondas look like a garter snakes.



Titanoboa: Monster Snake (Smithsonian Channel)



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