A Novel by Cody L. Stanford

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TITANOBOA!

TITANOBOA: MONSTER SNAKE: Smithsonian Channel unveiled a scientifically accurate life-size replica of Titanoboa, the biggest snake to have ever roamed the earth, in Grand Central Terminal Thursday morning to astonished commuters. The 48 foot long behemoth lived 60 million years ago during time just after dinosaurs became extinct. The snake will be on display until Friday evening (March 23, 2012) and will then travel to the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum in Washington DC where it will go on display beginning March 30. TITANOBOA: MONSTER SNAKE, a two-hour television event premieres April 1st on Smithsonian Channel. - Photo: Mark Von Holden/Smithsonian Channel - Photo ID: smithsonian_titanoboa_284

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Okay, now THIS is a big snake!  The Titanoboa lived nearly 60 million years ago and was over 40 feet long—definitely not a critter you’d want to encounter out in the wild.  Read more about this monster snake at the link below.

How Titanoboa, the 40-Foot-Long Snake, Was Found

Yum!  Bottoms up!

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That is one big snake!

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Daray turns himself into a reticulated python, a snakes species usually found in Southeast Asia.  They are the longest snakes in the world, so Daray has a good start on becoming a monster snake!  Reticulated pythons have killed people, so you wouldn’t want to run into one of them even at their natural size.  Find out more about them at the link below.

Reticulated Python Article at Wikipedia


Snakes!

This is what you want to know more about, isn’t it?  Snakes!  Snakes are fascinating creatures and I learned a lot about them while researching this book.  Snakes don’t really grow as big as Daray does in Feeding… at least, not anymore.  Here’s a good place to start to learn some basic information about snakes in general.

Snake Article at Wikipedia

Snake Facts at XKCD