Penis Snake


Biologist Juliano Tupan discovered a rare species of wee animal in the Amazon that looks quite happy to see him.

It's an exciting discovery for science ... and an arousing news for the Interweb who couldn't stop giggling because the animal, named Atretochoana eiselti, looks just like a ... ehm, penis.

Experts demurely called it the "floppy snake," but it was quickly renamed the Man-aconda by The Sun, "trouser snake" and "penis snake" by others. MSN Now asks its readers to whip out their best puns. The Daily Mail, surprisingly, limped out and asked everyone to stop sniggering.

At least stop sniggering long enough to learn that the animal is actually not a snake, but rather a type of caecilian, a limbless and blind amphibian that is thought to be aquatic and lacks lungs (it breathes through its skin instead).

More photos here:

Photos by Juliano Tupan/Divulgação

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I understand it should be kind of self explanatory... but I was surprised. Shouldn't have been, but I was. hahaha
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