A Snake of Unusual Size

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The biggest snake ever discovered was announced today on National Geographic News.  Its fossilized remains turned up in a coal mine in northeastern Colombia.

The monster measured 42 feet long, weighed about 2,500 lbs., and slithered through the rainforests 60 million years ago devouring crocodiles.

According to paleontologist Hans-Dieter Sues, associate director for research and collections at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC: "Given the sheer size, the sheer cross section of that snake, it would be probably like one of those devices they use to crush old cars in a junkyard."

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Nat Geo is full of disinformation.
There have been snakes found that are 100 ft and longer in brazil in the past 50 yrs, they are committed to protecting their theory at any cost.
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