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Giant Snake Becomes New Smithsonian Exhibit

The exhibit will run until January 2013



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    The Titanoboa replica at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

    The Smithsonian is making plenty of room for its newest resident.

    The Museum of Natural History is welcoming Titanoboa, a 48-foot snake that weighed 2,500 pounds and is the largest snake ever discovered.

    Don’t worry, it’s just a life-like replica.

    The giant snake is believed to have roamed (slithered?) the earth 60 million years ago. Its fossil was found several years ago in a coal mine in Colombia.

    The Titanoboa will be on display at the museum until January 2013 and is also the focus of a new Smithsonian Channel documentary called “Titanoboa: Monster Snake” that airs on Sunday.