The remains of the largest snake in recorded history have been found in South America. The Titanoboa cerrejonensis, or titanic boa from Cerrejón, was discovered in a northern Colombia coal mine.
The Titanoboa was at least 43-feet long, 3-feet wide and weighed 2,500 pounds. The international team of scientists that made the discovery found fossil vertebrae and ribs, but no skull or teeth. Snake expert Jake Conrad said, “It could easily eat something the size of a cow.”