Ancient snake ate baby dinosaurs BBC2010

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Dinosaur-eating snake discovered Scientists say they have identified the fossilised remains of a snake that dined on dinosaur eggs. The 67-million-year-old skeleton was found in a dinosaur nest. The study, published in the journal Plos Biology, is said to show the first direct evidence of feeding behaviour in a fossilised primitive snake. This 3.5m fossil snake is believed to have fed on the hatchlings of sauropods, as it was found wrapped around a baby titanosaur. Fully grown, the plant-eating titanosaurs weighed up to 100 tonnes. Many people have a fear of snakes and this research indicates that even giant dinosaurs may have been scared of them, too. "It was such a thrill to discover such a portentous moment frozen in time," said Dr Dhananjay Mohabey from the Geological Survey of India, who unearthed the fossil. Experts at the University of Michigan and University of Toronto Mississauga studied and identified the find. Ancient gape
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