Watch: Discovery of a massive ‘snake skeleton’ on Google Maps

Watch: Discovery of a massive ‘snake skeleton’ on Google Maps

Watch: Discovery of a massive ‘snake skeleton’ on Google Maps
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Exploring the world with Google Maps can lead to some unusual, amazing, and bizarre discoveries, but the discovery of a massive ‘snake skeleton’ in France has caused a media frenzy unlike any other.

@googlemapsfun is a TikTok account, according to the Independent, that broadcasts videos of things people have discovered while exploring Google Maps. The user posted a video of a gigantic snake-like item discovered off the coast of France on March 24.

The account states, “Somewhere in France, we can see something giant you can only see with satellites, hidden on Google Earth.”

They added, “Users believe this to be a giant snake. It’s about 30 metres long and bigger than any snake caught before.”

The bones could also be that of an extinct Titanoboa, a genus of extraordinarily huge snakes, according to the report. While the video has over 2 million views on TikTok and a snake-like thing can be spotted on Google Maps.

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The “snake skeleton” is actually a “large, metallic sculpture known as Le Serpent d’Ocean,” according to a Snopes investigation of the popular video. The sculpture is located on the west coast of France and reaches 425 feet tall.

Le Serpent d’Ocean was presented in 2012 as part of the Estuaire art event. According to Atlas Obscura, it was built by Huang Yong Ping, a Chinese-French artist.

Finally, the “snake skeleton” depicted in Google Maps is a work of art.

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