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What’s the largest snake that has ever existed?

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The Cerrejon rainforest is one of those places best explored from a distance of 60 million years, at least as far as human safety goes. Not only was this primeval jungle home to the mighty Titanoboa, it also hosted the 20-foot (6-meter) freshwater crocodile Acherontisuchus guajiraensis, named for the river Acheron in Dante's "Inferno." These two cold-blooded killers likely competed with each other for food, though younger hell crocs were certainly on the dinner menu for the world's largest snake.

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