Fossils of the mother of all snakes have apparently been discovered in Colombia. The vertebrate found in a coal mine suggest that the serpent in question measured over 13 meters and weighed over 1100 kg. Although we should not get carried away by size, it is still pretty impressive measurments (compare to the anaconda or salt water crocodiles that reach 7 meters in length, at their best).
I’m taking the opportunity to display my top 3 favorite snakes, hoping that more people will appreciate these very interesting creatures.
Gabon viper (Bitis gabonica)
Black adder (Vipera berus)
Beauty rat snake (Elaphe taeniura)
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