Titanoboa: The World's Largest Snake

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The now-extinct titanoboa is the largest snake ever discovered. Head to tail, this prehistoric serpent measures 13 meters and weighed in at a ton. Today, the heaviest snake is the green anaconda, which weighs about 200kg.

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