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9 of the world's most bizarre snakes

By: Bryan Nelson on Sept. 26, 2014, 9:21 a.m.
Tentacled snake

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Tentacled snake

This aquatic snake, a native of Southeast Asia, is the only species in the world to possess twin "tentacles" on its snout. Scientists speculate that the snake uses the tentacles as lures to attract tiny fish, its favorite prey, but they may also function as sensory organs that help them detect movement.