This year from the beginning itself, cats and dogs have been capturing headlines. This may be one of the rarest case, when a snake managed to wriggle top of a headline to garner spotlight.
Yes, a rare yellow-bellied venomous sea snake washed up recently on a California beach making it one of the few times the snake has been spotted in California. The snake was spotted by Huntington Beach Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to protecting oceans and beaches.
The snake, Pelamis platura, is normally found in tropical waters off of Mexico, Africa, Australia and Asia was washed ashore on the California beach last week.
The peculiarity of the snake is that it can swim backward and forward. It can also stay underwater for hours long. As per reports, these snakes do not harm people unless attacked.
PTI reported that it is the first time the snakes have been spotted alive and healthy since disappearing from their only known habitat on Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea more than fifteen years ago.
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