The Trouser Snake is real!

It’s almost 20 years ago now that I made my first solo road trip. I arrived in a little town, and asked around in the local pub if there was a safe spot to pitch my tent. I was directed to a local park, which was supposed to be safe. I just had to make sure I’d avoid the one-eyed snake, or the trouser snake. As English wasn’t my first language, it took me a few moments to realize the blokes were just pulling my leg. Or were they…?

I am not sure they were joking, because as it turns out, the trouser snake is a real thing. Only it isn’t called trouser snake. Instead, it has the somewhat less prosaic name Atretochoana eiselti. But hey, Shakespeare was right: What’s in a name? that which we call a rose, By any other word would smell as sweet;”. Or, more contemporary: if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. Well… if it looks like a dick…

Atretochoana eiselti

The Penis snake (Source: Pinterest)

One comment

  • October 25, 2017 - 9:47 pm | Permalink

    This creature look like something else not snake

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