Newly Discovered Chameleon Snake

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Snake displays changing colours

Snake displays changing colours
A snake with the ability to change its colour has been found in the rainforested heart of Borneo.

Researchers from Germany and the US discovered the water snake’s chameleon-like behaviour by accident when they put it into a dark bucket.

The environmental group WWF, which supports conservation work in Borneo, says wildlife in the region is threatened by deforestation.

It believes the newly described snake may exist only in one river basin.

Found in the Kapuas river in the Betung Kerihun National Park in Kalimantan (the Indonesian portion of Borneo), it belongs to the Enhydris genus of rear-fanged water snakes and has been named E. gyii.

It is about 50cm (18 inches) long, and venomous.


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3 Responses to Newly Discovered Chameleon Snake

  1. dreambird says:

    Wonderful blog filled with amazing stories and “finds”. I will be checking back regularly ~ thank you ~ db

  2. confuseatron says:

    Motherf****ng invisible snakes somewhere on a plane!

  3. zaxy says:

    re: confuseatron —- ROFLROFLROFL!!!!! :D:D

    HEY! that’s a good point! how come no one told samuel l. jackson about these things??

    they could’ve made a SERIOUSLY freaky movie with INVISIBLE snakes!


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