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PostSubject: Ancient Titanoboa snake-2,500 LBS-48 Feet long   Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:39 pm

http://www.livescience.com/19254-grand-central-gigantic-snake-amazes-commuters.html


Grand Central's Gigantic Snake Amazes Commuters
Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer
Date: 23 March 2012 Time: 12:41 PM ET

NEW YORK — A strange sight is accosting visitors at Grand Central Station here this week: a gigantic snake. A life-size model of the 60-million-year-old Titanoboa has taken stage at the train terminal, an advertisement for a new documentary on the Smithsonian Channel.

"That thing would swallow me whole," Grand Central visitor Sarah Bouroque said when she saw the giant snake. "I'd have to run and hide if I saw that thing in real life."

Remains of the ancient Titanoboa snake, which weighed in at a whopping 2,500 pounds (more than 1,100 kilograms) and a length of 48 feet (almost 15 meters), were first found near fossilized plants, giant turtles and crocodiles dating back to the Paleocene Epoch (about 60 million years ago). This was when the world’s first known rain forest emerged, and dinosaurs no longer ruled the Earth.

"It was an actual animal? A real animal? It's huge, that's impressive," visitor Chris Wood said, eyeballing the giant reptile. "It's pretty impressive — I don’t know what to make of it, really."

The snake is situated on an elevated platform, stuck eternally ingesting an ancient crocodile. It is on display in Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall, just off the main concourse. [Photos of Titanoboa in Grand Central]

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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Titanoboa snake-2,500 LBS-48 Feet long   Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:26 pm

faint Now that is a snake. Wow...scary stuff!!! I'm just glad it isn't around nowadays....that is impressive!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Titanoboa snake-2,500 LBS-48 Feet long   Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:23 pm

I met a spider one time that would have that snake for lunch! Crackingup Crackingup Crackingup Crackingup Crackingup Bubba Bubba Shotgun
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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Titanoboa snake-2,500 LBS-48 Feet long   Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:22 pm

Make a nice pair of boots, and a matching belt Giggle
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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Titanoboa snake-2,500 LBS-48 Feet long   Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:52 pm

There may be enough left to make a hatband.
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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Titanoboa snake-2,500 LBS-48 Feet long   Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:07 am

:::shudder::: i don't even like looking at the picture Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Titanoboa snake-2,500 LBS-48 Feet long   Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:01 am

Bluetick wrote:
I met a spider one time that would have that snake for lunch! Crackingup Crackingup Crackingup Crackingup Crackingup Bubba Bubba Shotgun

Oh yes, the famous spider. I wish we had video of you chasing that huge beast Giggle
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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Titanoboa snake-2,500 LBS-48 Feet long   Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:02 am

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Make a nice pair of boots, and a matching belt Giggle

He looks as if he could make boots, belts, and hatbands for the whole Shoals area affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Titanoboa snake-2,500 LBS-48 Feet long   Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:16 am

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PostSubject: Re: Ancient Titanoboa snake-2,500 LBS-48 Feet long   Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:28 am

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Yes, I'm sure I would have been a nice meal since that would have been my reaction as well. faint
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