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9 of the world's most bizarre snakes

By: Bryan Nelson on Sept. 26, 2014, 9:21 a.m.
The many-horned adder snake

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Scaly and scary

Snakes haunt our dreams and inhabit our mythology. They appear in the Bible, in shamanic visions, in linguistic metaphors (think: "snake in the grass") and in creation myths the world over. Our fascination is no doubt fueled by the danger snakes pose, but it may also stem from the legless reptiles' improbable form. Evolution has gifted snakes with a variety of odd but clever body designs and adaptations.