The Penis Snake: Nature’s Disgustingly Phallic Amphibian Thing
Just when I thought Nature was done throwing me curveballs, it threw me this giant penis-shaped amphibian called the penis snake.
Atretochoana eiselti isn’t actually a snake — or a penis — but rather a caecilian. And while it is disturbingly close in resemblance to the human phallus (that’s science talk for penis), it certainly doesn’t resemble a penis I’d like to encounter.
Size queens, am I right?
Unfortunately, the project that led to the hullabaloo about the penis snake, a new hydroelectric dam on the Madeira River in Brazil, will likely endanger the species. Maybe this is universe’s way of trying to save the rainforest?
Who knows. All I can say for certain is that as oddly entertaining as it is to look at pictures of the penis snake, it’s even better looking at pictures of Olympic athletes and the Penis Snake together.
Scroll through the pages below to peek at seven of Team USA’s hottest Olympians making eyes at the penis snake, like this one of Michael Phelps.