Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Snakes...Why'd it Have to be Snakes?

According to this NPR article, Paleontologists in India uncovered a haunting scene: an 11-ft constrictor coiled inside a sauropod nest, poised to strike a baby long-neck before it could crawl to safety. Who wins in a fight between a prehistoric constrictor and a baby sauropod? Mother nature, apparently. Both animals were covered (presumably in a sand-storm or flash-flood) before they could resolve their conflict.

Fossils, gotta love em!

Full publication of the findings can be found here.


HwangNguyen said...

I hate snakes!

Erik Benson said...

I like to think the deadly snake was just protecting the baby sauropod from predators.

Josh (musarter) said...

What a crazy smackdown.

Did you hear: It is official, our assumptions are true, the dinosaur's extinction was caused by a nine-mile-wide asteroid.

HwangNguyen said...

I was merely quoting Indie Jones by the way. I don't hate snakes that much.