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Alaskan Moose v Gigantophis garstini
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Alaskan Moose - Alces alces gigas
The Alaska moose (Alces alces gigas) or giant moose or Alaskan moose is a subspecies of moose that ranges from Alaska to western Yukon. The Alaska moose is the largest North American subspecies of moose. Alaska moose inhabit boreal forests and mixed deciduous forests throughout most of Alaska and most of Western Yukon. Like all moose species, the Alaska moose is usually solitary but sometimes will form small herds. Typically, they only come into contact with other moose for mating or competition for mates. During mating season, in autumn and winter, male Alaska moose become very aggressive and prone to attacking when startled. Male Alaska moose can stand over 2.1 m (6.9 ft) at the shoulder, and weigh over 634.5 kg (1,399 lb). The antlers on average have a span of 1.8 m (5.9 ft). Female Alaska moose stand on average 1.8 m (5.9 ft) at the shoulder and can weigh close to 478 kg (1,054 lb). The largest Alaska moose was shot in western Yukon in September 1897; it weighed 820 kg (1,808 lb), and was 2.33 m (7.6 ft) tall at the shoulder. Alaska moose with the Chukotka moose, matches the extinct Irish elk as the largest deer of all time.

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Gigantophis garstini
Gigantophis garstini was a prehistoric snake which may have measured more than 10 metres (33 ft), larger than any living species of snake. It once took the mantle of largest snake before Titanoboa, which was discovered in Colombia in 2009. Gigantophis lived approximately 40 million years ago in the southern Sahara where Egypt and Algeria are now situated. The species is known only from a small number of fossils, and may have preyed on basal proboscideans, pig-sized ancestors of modern elephants. Gigantophis is classified as a member of the madtsoiid family. Jason Head, of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., has compared the fossil vertebrae of a Gigantophis to those of the largest modern snakes, and concluded that the extinct snake could grow to 9.3 metres (31 ft) to 10.7 metres (35 ft) in length. If 10.7 metres (35 ft), it would have been more than 10 percent longer than its largest living relatives. 

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(02-10-2019, 08:44 PM)Old Tibetan Blue Bear Wrote: Alaskan elk vs gigantopus
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The giant snake will be able to suffocate the elk to death but will not be able to swallow it especially with those anthlers.
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#3
Largest snake ever after than Titanoboa.

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snake will but unable to swallow.
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