Smithsonian Channel Presents Titanoboa: Monster Snake
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In the pantheon of predators, it's one of the greatest discoveries since the T-Rex: a snake 48 feet long, weighing in at 2,500 pounds. Uncovered from a treasure trove of fossils in a Colombian coal mine, this serpent is revealing a lost world of giant creatures. Travel back to the period following the extinction of dinosaurs and encounter this monster predator.
|1||VideoTitanoboa Vs.. T-Rex||It's the ultimate battle of the predators - the monster snake's unbelievable power against the tyrannosaurus' giant bite. They lived in different times and places, but if they ever met, who would win?||3/31/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoHistory's Deadliest Predators||From Anomalocaris' spiked arms to Smilodron's 12-inch fangs, meet the most dangerous predators of all time.||3/31/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoBehind the Scenes: Making the Monster Snake||See titanoboa coming to life! The life-size replica is as big and bad as the real boa.||3/31/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoBehind the Scenes: Animating Titanoboa's World||Find out how scientists and animators worked together to turn fossils into creatures and bring titanoboa's world to life.||3/31/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoWhat Does It Take to Make a Monster Snake?||Longer than a great white shark, bigger than a hippo - it takes the whole playground to show how long titanoboa really was||3/26/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoBehind the Scenes: A Titanoboa Photo Shoot||Photographing the monster snake is no easy task. Find out how photographer Robert Clark used lighting to bring titanoboa to life.||3/26/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoMeet the Scientist: Jon Bloch||Fascinated by the history of our world, paleontologist Jonathan Bloch studies the fossils of animals that existed during the paleocene era after the dinosaurs went extinct.||3/22/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoCould Titanoboa Swallow a Motorcycle?||In order to eat its prey whole, titanoboa had jaw bones that snapped apart and flexible ligaments for opening its mouth almost 180 degrees.||3/22/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoTitanoboa at the Zoo?||In the wild, titanoboa probably ate large crocodiles, fish and other snakes - but if there were a titanoboa at the National Zoo today, what would the zoo keepers feed it?||3/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoMeet the Scientist: Carlos Jaramillo||For Carlos Jaramillo, a paleobotanist with Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the excitement of finding a fossil never seems to get old.||3/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoWhat Do You Know About Snakes?||These five-year-olds know a thing or two about snakes, but what do they know about titanoboa?||3/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
I never knew a boa constrictor could get so large!
It grows up to 40 feet long!
That is a monster boa!
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