Titanoboa: World's largest snake brought to life by the Smithsonian

People visiting New York's Grand Central Terminal might be shocked to see the biggest snake to have ever roamed the planet Thursday and Friday.

Don't worry. It won't be alive and will actually be a life-size replica of Titanoboa.

Titanoboa is the largest snake the world has ever seen coming in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated one-and-a-half tons, according to a release by Smithsonian Channel.

Titanoboa dwarfs the largest anaconda found today. See photos!

The release said the snake dates to the Paleocene epoch more than 60 million years ago, which is a time after the mass extinction of the dinosaurs when scientists believe a colossal snake related to modern boa constrictors ruled a lost world.

After New York, the replica will go to its new home at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. on March 30.

Smithsonian Channel will premiere a new documentary, TITANOBOA: MONSTER SNAKE, which takes an in-depth look at the process of discovery and reconstruction of this prehistoric giant snake in a two-hour special premiering Sunday,April 1st.

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