Snake with a Foot Discovered in China

Posted on September 28, 2009

A snake measuring sixteen inches long has been discovered in China by Dean Qiongxiu, making its grand entrance by clinging to the bathroom wall with a clawed talon.

Unfortunately, its life was cut short when she beat it to death with a shoe as it attempted to defy evolution and scurry across the wall using its single foot. Preserving the specimen in alcohol, it was turned over to the Department of Life Sciences at West Normal University in Nanchang.

Snake with a Foot Discovered in China picture

According to resident snake expert Long Shuai, the cause of the foot remains unknown, though an autopsy may reveal why. This biological anomaly is in a way similar to the growth of an extra head, which shares similarities in the way humans develop into conjoined twins.

Unlike two-headed snakes, however, human conjoined twins don’t often attack each other. A snake with two heads has little chance of surviving for a long time in the wild, though one can only guess the physical limitations or advantages a snake with an extra foot might have.

It’s only a matter of time before regular snakes evolve into walking monsters and take over the world.

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32 comments
Kevin Butler
Kevin Butler

All he needed was a cane man...and that woman should be kicked in the ass with the shoe she used to kill the poor little invalid...

Janice Sweat-Horton
Janice Sweat-Horton

kevin, i had no idea you were into martial arts. fantastic. i might as well work at digging up the past since im kind of stuck in it. yes, mrs. clemens too. i really liked mrs. zimmerman. liked her laugh. a little odd but that's what makes people interesting to me. keep me posted on your class. i liked the humanities classes at CHS.

Janice Sweat-Horton
Janice Sweat-Horton

cool kevin. i also like anthropology and studying different cultures and the behaviors of different animals. i took anthropoly in 12th grade at CHS with Mrs Zimmerman. do you remember her? i loved that class and did very well. good grades. i remember us going to the central park zoo on a class trip to study the primates. i think we have missed our calling kev. do you like steven segall movies. i think he has a black belt in actuality.

Kevin Butler
Kevin Butler

Psych was my major in school up here Janice. Anthropology/archaeology were my minor(s). I remember Mrs.Zimmerman all too well. It was her and Clemens that formed "humanities" out of history and English. We could've made a good team digging up the past Janice! I still might, and you're all too welcome if it ever happens! Stephen Segall is a 7th dan black belt in the one i'm involved with these days Janice. It's called Aikido (Japanese). There's another one that my sensei (instructor/friend), and another student whose a good friend are involved that i'll be doing (i know it, i'm just not with that class) soon. That's hapkido(Korean).

Kevin Butler
Kevin Butler

I've always been interested in the Far East Janice. Especially China. It's one of the oldest cultures, and being into archaeology, anthropology, and of course the martial arts (from anywhere) it's always been around with me!

GooGooEyes
GooGooEyes

Wha? The "talon" looks more like freaky little fingers. What happened to the head? Was it chopped off or smashed by the shoe? Is this an enhanced photo posted by a jokester? Too wierd!

Layla
Layla

A snake with legs.... isn't that called a lizard?

Nichoen
Nichoen

A dragon . :D Are they coming back . ;o Can't w8 . ;3<3

anon
anon

Robins comment . "It's not similar at all. Snakes have the genetic ability to grow a head, so two heads is not far-fetched. But a leg, when they've evolved to be legless? One simple mutation won't cause that.". probably the only intelligent comment here. think about it people. a single mutation wont produce a leg in a snake. this is BS

Jodye Rudolph
Jodye Rudolph

We have found Whales with legs before. While this is rare, it is not imposible. basically, something went wrong inside the egg and instead of losing its legs, it retained a leg. If it had two legs instead of one, it would be the pokemon Rayquaza!

Valery Rodriguez
Valery Rodriguez

my mom thought wasn't true about the, 1 leged snake. lol

vkt
vkt

Everything is possible on this globe.

Sneha
Sneha

U surely must be joking!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its impossible

aakashsirohi
aakashsirohi

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Jigyasa
Jigyasa

Imposssible! You must be joking!

Jigyasa
Jigyasa

Impossible! You must be joking!

SAMAR
SAMAR

HEY..!! ITS STRANGE ..A SNAKE IS HAVING FEET....IMPOSSIBLE CAN BE POSSINBLE..

Bob Hope
Bob Hope

Looks like the leg is part of whatever it just swallowed.

Esther
Esther

(yawn)...thats nothing!! I`ve seen snakes walking around on TWO legs...their called `politicians`!!!! LOLOLOL

Milky
Milky

@Robin: While it is strange, it's not impossible. Many snakes, especially constricters, have vestigial leg bones inside of they're bodies, including spurs used in mating that appear to have been legs many millenia ago. It's unlikely that one mutation caused this, but a rare compund mutation within an animal with some naturally remaining bone structure could cause a deformed, though present, limb.

Robin
Robin

It's not similar at all. Snakes have the genetic ability to grow a head, so two heads is not far-fetched. But a leg, when they've evolved to be legless? One simple mutation won't cause that.

Jack
Jack

How on earth do you know that?

Pamela
Pamela

ah a dragon slayer

sir jorge
sir jorge

so much for that idea that serpents don't exist

wambat#9
wambat#9

shades of dragons past.It is bad enough that snakes slither,climbing walls is creepy!