Discovery of the giant snake, Titanoboa
Clip: Season 16 Episode 6 | 3m 39s
Experts examined the bones they discovered at the Cerrejón mine. They recognized that although it was the size of a crocodile vertebrae, it actually belonged to a snake. Anacondas are the largest snakes alive today, but their vertebrae are dwarfed when placed next to that of the Cerrejón monster. Weighing more than a ton, this giant snake was five times bigger than the largest alive today.
Aired: 11/02/16Video has closed captioning.
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