A mystery furry green snake was found floating in a swamp in Thailand.
The bizarre 2ft-long creature had a frilly body that looked like fur when it was found in Sakhon Nakhon province on February 26. It was taken home by local Tu, 49, after he noticed it moving slowly in the dirty water near his home while he was walking.
He then kept it in an earthen water jar before showing it to his confused family members – who were baffled by the creature’s dragon-like appearance. Tu’s niece Waraporn Panyasarn, 30, said: ‘I have never seen a snake that looked like this before. My family and I thought it would be useful to let people find out what it is and research about it.’
She then took a video of the animal and posted it online, asking for experts to find what the creature was.
The family kept the snake at home and fed it small fish while waiting for local authorities to identify the animal.
Some locals said the furry reptile could be a puff-faced water snake that had moss growing on its body from waiting so long in the swamp to catch its prey in the still, shallow water and rocky crevices.
The mildly venomous species of water snake is believed to have originated from the Indonesian archipelago.
Source: Boing Boing