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Scientists have identified "blind snakes" found last year at the bottom of Brazil's Madeira River as rare amphibian species Atretochoana eiselti. People who have seen images of the animal, however, comment on its remarkable similarity to the human penis.
According to MSN Now, "The discovery is surely exciting for herpetologists, but perhaps not quite as much as for the British tabloids, which are tittering like schoolboys about the slithery creatures' resemblance to a certain male appendage."
The Sun comments on the similarity of the creatures to the "male appendage," while the Daily Mail says: "Scientists discover new species of 'blind snake' in Brazilian river that looks remarkably like a piece of the human anatomy (and stop sniggering)."
According to herpetologists, Atretochoana eiselti, informally dubbed "floppy snake," were found at the bottom of the Madeira River while engineers drained a hydroelectric dam in Brazil's northern state of Rondonia Scientists discovered six specimens of the "blind snakes," each about a meter long, closely related to the salamander.
The Sun dubs the creatures "Man-aconda," and reports the discovery was made in November last year when the river was being drained, but it is now being made public after the genus has been confirmed. Read more here via Digital Journey