Snake with a foot found in China!

Posted: September 14, 2009 in General, History
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The lady Dean Qiongxiu was sleeping in her bed when she heard some strange noises. Something was scraping the wall. She turned on the light and a snake was in her bedroom. But this wasn’t any ordinary snake. This snake had a foot with claws! Dean Qiongxiu became frightened and took a shoe and beat the snake to death.

But luckily she put the body in alcohol to preserve it and now it is being examined at the Life Sciences Department at China’s West Normal University in Nanchang. The snake was 16 inches long. This can be a new kind of mutation or it is a heritage from when the snakes had legs.

A more common mutation is when snakes develops two heads but the snakes often die in the wild because of the heads attacking each other. The examination of the snake can hopefully give more information on how snakes have developed and how mutations is working.

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