Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 28th, 2006
A red-brown snake that turns white? A new species among over 350 species discovered on Borneo?
Being rather busy here with a wide variety of cryptozoological matters, I’ll let my Boing Boing buddy David Pescovitz’s good summary about the new finding of this chameleon snake speak for itself:
Scientists have discovered a new species of venomous water snake in Borneo that can change its colors. The half-meter-long snake is a member of the genus Enhydris and might only live in the Kapuas River drainage system of Borneo. It’s not yet known whether the chameleon-like behavior is a defense mechanism or something else. German zoologist Mark Auliya , a consultant for the World Wildlife Fund, and his colleagues named the creature the Kapuas mud snake.
For more descriptions of the color-changing and more links, visit Boing Boing by clicking on Pescovitz’s permalink.