A snake that looks like a penis.
Yes, that is the snake in the image. Why is it called the “penis snake?” We’ll leave that up to you.
The creature is actually not a snake, but a rare, limbless amphibian.
The “penis snake” was discovered in Brazil last November in the Madeira River in Rondonia. There were six of these creatures at the time of discovery.
The species was identified as Atretochoana eiselti, a type of caecilian. It is a legless, lungless, aquatic animal believe to breathe through its skin.
They resemble a snake, but are more closely related to salamanders and frogs.
Before this discovery, no living populations had ever been found of the Atretochoana eiselti. There had been two preserved specimens known.