Snake With Clawed Foot/Leg Found in China [w/Pic]

Submitted by: Dizzy_K 8 years ago in Science
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/6187320/Snake-with-foot-found-in-China.html

As if we didn"t have enough to worry about with the impending Robot Overthrow, now we have to deal with walking snakes?
There are 83 comments:
Female 1,077
aren`t those called lizards?
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Female 1,283
Depends if the jaw dislocates =p
Otherwise we could label all snakes as "lizards" with your logic.
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Female 400
Footed, walking snakes ...
also known as LIZARDS.
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Female 857
`The snake – 16 inches long and the thickness of a little finger`
I`m sorry, but that does not look as thick of my pinky finger, it looks much much much thicker.
And scarier.
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Female 237
lmao @ IONIC

Roger that!

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Male 34
i woulda thought that was fake if i saw it without a creditable source
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Male 163
"Dean Qiongxiu, 66, said she discovered the reptile clinging to the wall of her bedroom with its talons in the middle of the night."

Ya, sleep was stupid anyway. Thanks for that!

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Female 3,828
woah weird
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Female 427
It really would suck. I always thought of what it would be like if your siamese twins and ones a nazi and the other one happens to love dating black people..
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Male 2,552
"Especially as the heads tend to attack each other" [not exact quote]
Seriously? That sucks. And not like you`re able to run away from your fiend...
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Male 736
oh, like that`ll help me sleep. man.
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Female 1,593
"DOES HE WALK OR DOES HE SLITHER DOES HE WALK OR DOES HE SLITHER!!!!!!!!!!"

You are so cool.

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Female 5,222
rofl.. biracial snake XD
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Male 1,685
I don`t like that at all.. not one bit.
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Female 98
"she grabbed a shoe and beat the snake to death"

That`s a woman for you, all else fails, grab a stiletto!!! However, if you a a Christian, I bet the first thing that came to your mind was "Is that Satan`s baby?" which for me would mean this chick was the second Eve. There for, all our periods should be ending VERY SOON!!!!

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Male 1,666
Evolution works its wonders in the most poluted of areas
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Male 2,506
DOES HE WALK OR DOES HE SLITHER DOES HE WALK OR DOES HE SLITHER!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 6
"My guess is it ate something with feet (it does have a bulge there) and one of the feet poked through it`s body."

I agree

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Male 19
Dang it! All the cool stuff happens in China... Stupid, lame Canada...
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Female 1,199
Crikey!
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Female 1,593
It`s a dragon.
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Male 337
dragons are real!!
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Male 3,755
I found a 3 foot snake with tire tracks on it in my driveway. I was worried about having to peel it off the concrete, but the next morning a vulture came and ate it. All it left was the spine and skull. True story.
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Female 82
kangoala
Male, 18-29, Australia
162 Posts Tuesday, September 15, 2009 2:26:44 PM
Poor thing. Why`d she have to beat it to death?

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I`m pretty sure I would have reacted the same way, and I love animals.

She was half asleep at the time and there was this THING crawling towards her - she panicked.

My sister`s hamster escaped from it`s cage once and climbed on my bed in the middle of the night, I was half-asleep and my brain couldn`t quite comprehend what was happening, I thought it was a rat & I freaked out.

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Female 428
I agree with ukulelemike. It looks like it ate something it shouldn`t have. Like when they find pythons in Florida that have tried to eat alligators and end up splitting.
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Male 129
Okay-a few problems: as a herpeteculturist, (reptile-guy), this sure looks, from the markings, like a standard bull snake, or gopher snake-the saddles and colors are plain. Notice around the leg area, an obvious bulging that is very unnatural-it loks like either a fake, or it swallowed something with a large leg that tore out of the side and killed the snake. I doubt it was crawling along the wall-it looks like it would be almost impossible to evem move on the ground, much less the wall. Fake or bad story, but not what it is reputed to be.
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Male 144
I disagree mafiaqueen13, because science says so and it would be very uncomfortable knowing there could be snakes in the ceilings. In fact this is a scout that they sent testing their new genetic enhancements, and it was a success because WE are afraid!
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Male 65
"we dont have to worry until they sprout wings. THEN we`re f**ked "

Muahaha... enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwDAsJCB2...

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Male 3,482
Worst part of the story...

She found it supposedly climbing up her wall.

Now, we don`t just have to worry about snakes. We have to worry about them climbing the wall, then waiting above our door frames for us to walk in the room.

There won`t BE a rattle. You open the door and SHAZZAM, you`d better have some god damn antidote.

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Female 2,927
we dont have to worry until they sprout wings. THEN we`re f**ked
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Male 156
I didn`t wake up this morning thinking snakes would have hands but now I guess we`re just going to have to get used to it
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Male 1,918
too bad she beat it to death...ass
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Female 54
To me it looks like the opposite of evolution. That leg is a step back.
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Male 85
its mom had an affair with an iguana. when it came out of the egg, the father was like WHAT THE HELL IS THIS YOU WHORE!!!
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Male 1,064
"all evolution starts in asia, no denying it"
lol, did you forget about our african ancestry? I can`t tell if that was supposed to be sarcastic or not.
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Male 2,172
You know... that`s how they say that Trogdor was born in the legend.

****TROGDOOOR!****

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Male 9,305
Cooool.
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Female 2
sjaakwortel http://i27.tinypic.com/a2t54k.jpg
Oh poo.

And anyone who says this doesn`t have anything to do with evolution, is stupid.

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Male 1,164
i really hope its real and more develop with 2 or 4 legs then somebody could say hey dude check out my snake.. and then have it run at someone
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Female 1,120
all evolution starts in asia, no denying it
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Male 13
" My "Guess" would be that it ate a lizard. The lizard, before it died, was able to claw it`s way through and get it`s leg sticking out. After it died, the snake healed up around the leg and built up a calcium deposit that you see bubbling out around the leg. Given a few more weeks and I`m sure the leg would have rotted away and dropped off. "

The skin tone on the leg matches the scale patterns on the rest of the body. My guess would be that the snake`s genome still contained the code to produce arms and legs, and an evolutionary mishap led to it accidentally growing one.

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Male 7,378
Snake I`d like to introduce you to pollution.
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Male 204
"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."

Wait, what??? o___O

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Female 519
IT`S SATANNNNNNNN
D:

Seriously though that was pretty creepy looking and I`m pretty sure it`s as a few others have said. Ate a yummy lizard and it tried to fight back in the snake.

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Male 702
Poor thing. Why`d she have to beat it to death?
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Male 891
i agree with patchouly and donthaveone. look at how bulbous and misshapen the snakes body is right around where the leg is coming out.

also, inb4 "this image has been enhanced with adobe photoshop software."

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Female 15,763
EVOLUUUUUUTION IS THE DEVIL!

Ha.

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Female 635
Cool!
I think it`s a dragon!
... Why is everybody looking at me funny?
(Because I know you would be...)
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Male 85
It was crawling up a wall?

With one claw?

wtf?

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Male 4,745
My "Guess" would be that it ate a lizard. The lizard, before it died, was able to claw it`s way through and get it`s leg sticking out. After it died, the snake healed up around the leg and built up a calcium deposit that you see bubbling out around the leg. Given a few more weeks and I`m sure the leg would have rotted away and dropped off.
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Female 82
Damn nature, why you so scary?
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Female 838
holy evolution batman
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Male 34
this is what happens when pollution causes things to mutate
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Male 13,630
It was crawling along her bedroom wall!! Crap, I would have screamed for my mother seeing that
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Male 677
"Dean Qiongxiu, 66, said she discovered the reptile clinging to the wall of her bedroom with its talons in the middle of the night."

WOW that would scare the poo outta me

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Male 17
I`m fascinated by the fact that snakes that are born with two heads don`t live very long as the heads have a habit of attacking each other...poo, what happens when they start learning to get along?
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Male 953
My guess is it ate something with feet (it does have a bulge there) and one of the feet poked through it`s body. Either that or it lives next to blinkey the fish.
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Male 1,148
`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.`

Don`t ANYONE rob this woman!

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Male 331
Wow, "nomorecheese", that`s almost like saying "Way to get all factual on us, but I made up this cool story."
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Female 961
haha beat it with a shoe
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Male 463
way to get all sciency on us TheNineXXX, but i got a more religious play to share

When God learned of Satan`s tempting on Eve in the form of a serpent, God punished the serpent by removing its legs and forcing it to crawl on the ground for eternity.

maybe the snakes are beginning to repent!

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Female 2,509
ahhh kill it again kill it again
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Male 4,014
TheNineXXX is completely right.
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Male 395
Snakes are evolved from ancient lizards and they commonly have vestigial legs which are not obvious from the outside but can be seen on an x-ray. What has happened to this particular snake is pretty much what happens when humans are born with tails. (this really happens!)

Another fantastic demonstration of the fact of evolution. :)

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Male 2,440
Sh*t. Snakes are doing that "jump in evolution" thing from X-Men. Unless we gain telekinetic abilities, we are so f*cked.
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Female 9,572
It either has to be evolution or it was that God had a horrible hangover when he created that snake.
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Male 295
It`s not a snake, it was a Chinese dragon.
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Female 178
ahahaha I agree with a1 butcher
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Female 1,001
"Maybe god just missed putting it in that empty cage at that zoo"

Maybe it escaped from that cage by picking the lock with its claw...

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Male 445
I`m calling shenanigans.

But it`s not like China would fake something like that....

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Male 2,551
Srg - Well...life as we know it, most animals, humans... they`re all pretty good examples of evolution.
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Male 1,219
ZOMG IZ EVOLUTION LOOLOOLOLLOLO11!!!
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Male 299
If this isn`t proof of evolution I don`t know what is...
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Male 4,807
Maybe god just missed putting it in that empty cage at that zoo.
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Male 606
Hahaha, snakes used to have legs. Something in this ones genes told it to grow one. :S
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Male 3,425
They`re evolving into some kind of killing machine!
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Male 371
I want snake people
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Male 358
this isnt that extraordinairy there are also wales found with legs
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Female 47
way to kill evolution, lady.
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Female 654
Lies! It`s a lizard with an abnomally long neck and tail!
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Male 506
All snakes have tiny bones along their body where the legs would be, they haven`t evolved them totally away yet.
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Male 438
drating china, what with all its lead dust, Communism an d freaky ass snake monsters who the hell would chose to live there?
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Male 425
Link: Snake With Clawed Foot/Leg Found in China [w/Pic] [Rate Link] - As if we didn`t have enough to worry about with the impending Robot Overthrow, now we have to deal with walking snakes?
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