Dopo aver scoperto il scepe zoca (pesce cazzo per chi non scecapi il riocontra), vi facciamo scoprire il serpente cazzo. E’ abbastanza ripugnante ma l’insaziabile curiosità che contraddistingue il genere umano ti porterà a guardare e riguardare queste foto. Orribile, orribile.

Last year, the Madeira River in Rondonia, Brazil was drained for a hydroelectric dam. At the very bottom, were six of these creatures, writhing about looking like penises, except that they’re all about 30 inches long. Now, biologists have confirmed that they are Atretochoana eiselti, an extremely rare species of caecilian with no known living population.

La parola a Julian Tupan, il biologo che li ha sgamati:

Of the six we collected, one died, three were released back into the wild and another two were kept for studies. Despite looking like snakes, they aren’t reptiles and are more closely related to salamanders and frogs. We think the animal breathes through its skin, and probably feeds on small fish and worms, but there is still nothing proven.The Amazon is a box of surprises when it comes to reptiles and amphibians. There are still much more to be discovered.

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