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Friday, March 23, 2012
Snake, Giant Constrictor
Science has validated this scene from Milius's Conan. Titanoboa cerrejonensis is the largest snake every discovered at up to 50 feet long, 3 feet in diameter at the thickest part of its body, and weighing in at 2500 pounds. The giant constrictor in the 2nd Edition Monster Manual would be puny in comparison at a mere 30 feet in length--though that would be about the size of Gigantophis, the second largest snake ever discovered
Because the size of anything becomes more relatable when compared to a city bus, here you go:
Titanoboa slithered through the Paleocene, around 58-60 million years ago, but records from that period are spotty at best. There were probably a few around in ancient Atlantis or Lemuria, or some other forgotten continent.