Latest Photos of blind snake discovered in Brazil that looks remarkably like a piece of the human anatomy

Forgive Me if this puts you off your dinner

The unique creature, atretochoana eiselti, was found after engineers drained a hydroelectric dam which spans a river connected to the Amazon.

Madeira river in Rondonia, in Brazil

Biologists discovered six of the unusual-looking creatures – each about a meter long – at the bottom of the river-bed on the Madeira river in Rondonia, in Brazil.

Scientists discover new species of ‘blind snake’ in Brazilian river that looks remarkably like a piece of the human anatomy (and stop sniggering).

Atretochoana eiselti is a blind snake

This blind snake might look a little disgusting, but it is an exciting discovery for scientists, who believe it is closely related to salamanders and frogs

blind snake in Brazilian

Atretochoana eiselti is blind and has been spotted near the mouth of the Amazon river, in warm and fast-flowing water

blind snake

The creatures were discovered in November, however it took until today for scientists to correctly classify the snake’s genus – confirming it is a rare creature which has only been spotted sporadically since first spotted in 1968.

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