Snake With One Foot Found In China
A snake with a single foot growing out of its body has been found in China. The foot is clawed, and the snake was able to use it for climbing.
The snake was discovered by Dean Qiongxiu, 66, as it was climbing on the wall of her house in Suining, soutwest China, in the middle of the night. She told media the snake woke her up with the sound of it scratching as it moved across the room using its talons. She beat it to death with a shoe and preserved it in a bottle of alcohol.
The snake is 16 inches long (40 cm), and around half an inch thick (1 cm). It is now being studied 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."