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Julian.
Sep 17th, 2009, 04:54 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/6187320/Snake-with-foot-found-in-China.html


Snake with foot found in China
A snake with a single clawed foot has been discovered in China, according to reports.


Published: 10:30AM BST 14 Sep 2009


http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01480/snake_1480967c.jpg

Dean Qiongxiu, 66, said she discovered the reptile clinging to the wall of her bedroom with its talons in the middle of the night.

"I woke up and heard a strange scratching sound. I turned on the light and saw this monster working its way along the wall using his claw," said Mrs Duan of Suining, southwest China.

Mrs Duan said she was so scared she grabbed a shoe and beat the snake to death before preserving its body in a bottle of alcohol.

The snake – 16 inches long and the thickness of a little finger – is now being studied at the Life Sciences Department at China's West Normal University in Nanchang.

Snake expert Long Shuai said: "It is truly shocking but we won't know the cause until we've conducted an autopsy."

A more common mutation among snakes is the growth of a second head, which occurs in a similar way to the formation of Siamese twins in humans.

Such animals are often caught and preserved as lucky tokens but have very little chance of surviving in the wild anyway, especially as the heads have a tendency to attack each other.

Tennisballova
Sep 17th, 2009, 08:37 PM
I never liked snakes. And this makes them even more creepy :bolt:. But it does look interesting.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Sep 17th, 2009, 08:40 PM
She actually had the guts to kill it?

I probably would have fainted, then probably died due to a snake bite :sad:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 17th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Ciaran :inlove:

timafi
Sep 17th, 2009, 08:51 PM
my mom is sooooo :scared: of snakes I don't know if she would http://www.mysmiley.net.nyud.net/imgs/smile/scared/scared0011.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net);http://www.dogmall.co.uk.nyud.net/smile/scared/scared0016.gif (http://www.dogmall.co.uk/dog-cages/small-dog-cages/) or plain pass out:lol::lol:

jacobruiz
Sep 17th, 2009, 09:08 PM
Very interesting mutation since, unlike two heads, it involves something no snake has as part of it's anatomy - a leg with a clawed foot.

As a reptile lover, I wish she could have avoided killing it. The article says that it was only 16 inches long and the width of a little finger. (Waking up to see it crawling on her bedroom wall must have scared the crap out of her, though!):lol:

Scotso
Sep 17th, 2009, 09:13 PM
Such animals are often caught and preserved as lucky tokens but have very little chance of surviving in the wild anyway, especially as the heads have a tendency to attack each other.

:lol:

So much for two heads being better than one.

Bijoux0021
Sep 17th, 2009, 10:04 PM
She actually had the guts to kill it?

I probably would have fainted, then probably died due to a snake bite :sad:
I was thinking the same thing. I wouldn't have the guts to stay and confront it. I would have been so scared and ran out.

I wish she didn't kill it. It would have been amazing to see it alive and see how it uses its clawed foot. It looks so creepy, though. :scared:

LeonHart
Sep 17th, 2009, 11:46 PM
I wouldn't have killed it either :lol:

That's creepy!

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 17th, 2009, 11:50 PM
I was thinking the same thing. I wouldn't have the guts to stay and confront it. I would have been so scared and ran out.

I wish she didn't kill it. It would have been amazing to see it alive and see how it uses its clawed foot. It looks so creepy, though. :scared:


I was thinking the same thing! :lol: Still a cool yet freaky pic though :eek:

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 17th, 2009, 11:53 PM
I hate that I clicked in this thread. i'm totally freaked out.

Lin Lin
Sep 18th, 2009, 12:19 AM
OMG,I shouldn't be here:scared::mad::bolt:

ys
Sep 18th, 2009, 01:49 AM
Snakes are beautiful and elegant.

Wiggly
Sep 18th, 2009, 01:52 AM
She killed him? I would've run faster than Usain Bolt to get out of the continent.

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 18th, 2009, 02:01 AM
She killed him? I would've run faster than Usain Bolt to get out of the continent.

:haha:

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 18th, 2009, 03:57 AM
As a reptile lover, I wish she could have avoided killing it. The article says that it was only 16 inches long and the width of a little finger. (Waking up to see it crawling on her bedroom wall must have scared the crap out of her, though!):lol:

Yeah. I have a feeling she felt it was 16 inches too long. :lol:

Slutiana
Sep 19th, 2009, 10:19 PM
She's 66? :spit: If I was 66 and saw that I would just have a heart attack. :sobbing:

Martian KC
Sep 19th, 2009, 10:26 PM
That's too cool.

Ellery
Sep 20th, 2009, 01:52 AM
:eek:

Amaze 66-year-old :worship: I probably would have passed out or ran away, not sure which :tape:

drake3781
Sep 20th, 2009, 02:31 AM
Really, do not kill any very unique animal. We might just need it alive to study it or breed it.

Did you hear about (or see) that weird thing they found in Panama??? It is freaking weird!!! :tape: The boys killed it too.

:rolleyes:

Wiggly
Sep 20th, 2009, 04:01 AM
Really, do not kill any very unique animal. We might just need it alive to study it or breed it.

Did you hear about (or see) that weird thing they found in Panama??? It is freaking weird!!! :tape: The boys killed it too.

:rolleyes:

It is an hairless sloth.
There's a difference between spotting an animal in the safety of your 4x4 deep and facing it in your bed. Even snake owners would freak out if they were to discover their snake on their own bed.

ce
Sep 20th, 2009, 01:12 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/6187320/Snake-with-foot-found-in-China.html


Snake with foot found in China
A snake with a single clawed foot has been discovered in China, according to reports.


Published: 10:30AM BST 14 Sep 2009


http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01480/snake_1480967c.jpg

Dean Qiongxiu, 66, said she discovered the reptile clinging to the wall of her bedroom with its talons in the middle of the night.

"I woke up and heard a strange scratching sound. I turned on the light and saw this monster working its way along the wall using his claw," said Mrs Duan of Suining, southwest China.

Mrs Duan said she was so scared she grabbed a shoe and beat the snake to death before preserving its body in a bottle of alcohol.

The snake – 16 inches long and the thickness of a little finger – is now being studied at the Life Sciences Department at China's West Normal University in Nanchang.

Snake expert Long Shuai said: "It is truly shocking but we won't know the cause until we've conducted an autopsy."

A more common mutation among snakes is the growth of a second head, which occurs in a similar way to the formation of Siamese twins in humans.

Such animals are often caught and preserved as lucky tokens but have very little chance of surviving in the wild anyway, especially as the heads have a tendency to attack each other.
:tape::tape::help::help::help: :scared:

Ciarán
Sep 20th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Ciaran :inlove:

:haha:
I assure you, mine is safe in my home in Ireland and doesn't have any legs :rolls:

esquímaux
Sep 20th, 2009, 10:28 PM
That is so disgusting. I headed to the bathroom to vomit.... :tape: