Sunday, November 7, 2010

Virgin snake birth

A female boa constrictor snake has given birth to two litters of extraordinary offspring.
Evidence suggests the mother snake has had multiple virgin births, producing 22 baby snakes that have no father.
More than that, the genetic make-up of the baby snakes is unlike any previously recorded among vertebrates, the group which includes almost all animals with a backbone.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9139000/9139971.stm

5 comments:

  1. Now that is a wierd ass mutation. Lets hope this doesn't spread onto our girlfriends.

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  2. such a good read!
    awesome blog :)

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  3. Kewl story, bra! waiting for updates from you

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