Snake Found with a Foot

A 16-inch snake was killed at a home in China and then found to have a foot growing out of its body! 66-year-old Dean Qiongxiu said she awoke to find the reptile clinging to a wall in her bedroom. She killed the snake with a shoe and when she saw the clawed foot, she put the body in alcohol to preserve it. It was taken to the Life Sciences Department at China's West Normal University in Nanchang for study.
Snake expert Long Shuai said: "It is truly shocking but we won't know the cause until we've conducted an autopsy."

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@Ted

That's a good point, I guess some evolution becomes stunted due to humans saying "Hey, isn't that neat", killing it, and then putting it in a jar, which is not a very efficient trait of survival.
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Don't you people read the Bible? *All* snakes used to have feet:

So the LORD God said to the serpent:
"Because you have done this,
You are cursed more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And you shall eat dust
All the days of your life."

Clearly the snake in the photo was born less evil than the average snake, and so it got a foot instead of having to crawl in the same way as other snakes.

Alas, this woman killed it, so evolution toward a race of kind, wholesome snakes was stopped when it had barely begun.
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