Monday, August 04, 2008

Spaghetti Snake

Here's an amazing fact: There are over 3,100 known snake species. Scientists have just discovered another one under a rock in Barbados. That's a good place for a rock. I wonder if snakes ask each other, "Where have you been living? Under a rock?" like humans do.

Anyway, the species known as Leptotyphlops carlae, is thinner than a strand of spaghetti and only four inches long. It was partly discovered by Pennsylvania State University biologist Blair Hedges; he also helped discover the world's smallest frog and lizard. No word on whether they are looking for the worlds smallest spider.

Have a great day.


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