BIGGEST SNAKE PHOTOS: Prehistoric Giant Discovered

 BIGGEST SNAKE PHOTOS: Prehistoric Giant Discovered
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February 4, 2009--The biggest snake yet discovered, Titanoboa cerrejones, slithers alongside one of its presumed prey, a primitive crocodile, 60 million years ago in an artist's conception. (View a prehistoric time line.)

At least 42 feet (13 meters) long and weighing 2,500 pounds (1,135 kilograms), the snake was "longer than a city bus ... and heavier than a car," said University of Toronto Mississauga biologist Jason Head, who announced the find today. (Read the full story and watch video.)

--Ted Chamberlain, based on reporting by John Roach

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