Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 7:54 pm

Gigantosnakes: Good news and bad

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 7:54 pm

Scientists have found fossil evidence of a snake that was 45 feet long, weighed 2,500 pounds and could eat a cow if it could squeeze through the barn door. (Makes a modern-day anaconda that could eat a hippo look like an amateur.)

The good news: Snake size is related to warmth of climate, and it apparently was a lot warmer on Earth when this thing prowled Colombia 60 million years ago than it is today.

The bad news: global warming.


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