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Museum Houses Replica of World's Largest Snake



It was over 60 million years ago that the world's largest snake slithered the earth, during the Paleocene epoch. Measuring 42-feet long and weighing an astounding 2,500 pounds, the long extinct species of mega snake has been dubbed Titanoboa, and so massive were these reptiles that they were capable of sucking down crocodiles in a single gulp. Yum.

Through September 7th, a life-size replica of the famed Titanoboa is on display at the University of Nebraska State Museum, reports Roadtrippers. The replica was built based on fossils of real Titanoboas that were discovered in Columbia, and it was erected in the school's museum this past weekend. Those fossils and bones will also be on display, as part of the nightmare-inducing exhibit.

For more awesome snake art, check out France's 425-foot long serpent skeleton, which hangs out on the European shore!