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PostSubject: Giant Snake!!!   Fri 6 Feb - 11:14

Fossil of monster snake found in Colombia

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Scientists are reporting the discovery of the fossilized remains of the largest snake ever recorded — a 42-foot behemoth weighing more than a ton, according to an analysis in today's issue of the journal Nature.

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/discoveries/2009-02-04-giant-snake_N.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Giant Snake!!!   Fri 6 Feb - 15:26

Ostia! Mr. Green

Apparently is post-dinosaurs, so most probably this beast fed on big mammals. Amazing the comparison with a modern anaconda, this prehistoric monster was gigantic!!!!!!!! Shocked I can really visualize it pretty similar to the one from the film -minus the fangs-.

Still, it wasn't really that long, as modern pythons also can have that same lenght. But it's reasonable, 40 feet is enough I guess, for a creature that has no legs...

How long was the puppet from the movie?
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PostSubject: Re: Giant Snake!!!   Fri 6 Feb - 16:43

36 feet, according to the Cinefantastique article.

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PostSubject: Re: Giant Snake!!!   Fri 6 Feb - 17:43

Well, mostly because the pet was still young, surely it would have been longer with a nice diet of drugged virgins Mr. Green

So this TITANOBOA would have been fairly similar to the one in the film, minus the fangs study thumleft
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PostSubject: Re: Giant Snake!!!   Sat 7 Feb - 12:19

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PostSubject: Re: Giant Snake!!!   Fri 27 Mar - 15:05

Some more images of Thorgrim's pet:

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Another comparison with modern ANACONDA bones (small and yellow ones) Shocked




The size of a bus: Shocked Shocked




In it's natural enviroment:




Previous and next pics were taken by a back in time expedition that used my friend Marty's Delorean. Yeah, they all died. Arses Mr. Green




The bitch fed on crocodiles!!!!! A high quality pic thumleft :

http://i44.tinypic.com/wrgdg8.png
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PostSubject: Re: Giant Snake!!!   Fri 27 Mar - 20:14

The last images there of the recent story of the giant living one was a hoax of course:

http://news.aol.com/article/borneo-snake-hoax/382584
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PostSubject: Re: Giant Snake!!!   Sat 28 Mar - 5:01

Yeah an obvious hoax, sure. Still is amazing to realize this beast did exist once.
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PostSubject: Re: Giant Snake!!!   Mon 24 Aug - 6:29

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PostSubject: Re: Giant Snake!!!   Mon 24 Aug - 8:02

Roger Moore killed a giant snake with a pen knife through the head in MOONRAKER Also Drax's dogs chased and killed the girl through the forest(rather like the cimmerian scenes). Too bad Dan didnt pick up in that and I did. Laughing
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