Sunday, August 3, 2008

Smallest Snake Office Pool Can Now Close

No, that is not an anaconda protecting the world's largest quarter, but a photograph of an actual quarter with the world's smallest snake, Leptotyphlops carlae, recently discovered in Barbados.

There's more on the tiny, tiny snake and its discovery on Greg Laden's blog, including the strong probability that this will turn out to be the smallest snake ever. Those of you hoping for a smaller snake are, it seems, at loggerheads with the limits of snake physiology.

Based on the photo, this snake seems to be about 10cm in length, so whoever had that in the office pool for world's smallest snake can collect now.

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