"A creature discovered by engineers building a dam in the Amazon is a type of caecilian, a limbless amphibian that resembles an earthworm or as some are noting, part of the male anatomy.
The animal was discovered while draining a portion of the Madeira River — a major tributary of the Amazon — for a controversial hydroelectric project. Six individuals were found according to biologist Julian Tupan, who identified the species as Atretochoana eiselti. Little else is known about the species, although it is thought to be aquatic and lacks lungs, breathing through its skin instead. Other individuals have been found near the mouth of the Amazon, more than 2,500 km away. Caecilians are typically predators, feeding on small fish, worms, and other aquatic invertebrates. They have poor eye-sight and navigate primarily though smell.
Atretochoana eiselti is the largest known caecilian, attaining a length of 75 cm (30 inches), or more than twice the size of the next-largest known species."
Wow! Those things really do look like dicks. Is this an internet hoax?
Momma's mussy likey!
Looks like a snake.... In my pants!!!!
And we only found them while destroying their habitat, so they're pretty much doomed.
Mrs Patrick Campbell is already booking her ticket to Rio to singlehandedly save the species by providing a warm, moist habitat for all of them. They'll even have room to move around.
This has GOT to be a hoax.
Doesn't look lik any penis I've ever seen. Who are you bitches fucking?
W&W for R6. Mrs Patrick Campbell finally got some verificatia of sizemeat.
The building of that damn is a crime against humanity. But hey - I'm sure the "penis snake" doesn't being eradicated now that it's seen its 15 minutes of fame.
That doesn't look like a penis.
where are the eyes? Or should I say eye?
I'm guessing a lesbian named these things.
Because only a lesbian could think penises are that ugly
Our subjugation of the gays is complete!
This picture wounds!
You people who DON'T think it looks like a penis must be legally blind!
Or, at the very least, are severely lacking in imagination and ability to see similarities to other objects.
Have you ever seen a creature or weird item in the clouds, either? Or is it just all fluffy clouds to you?
Geoducks look a lot more like penises - uncircumsized ones, complete with balls - plus, they squirt.
I have never been more disgusted by a penis. That shit is nasty and I've seen a lot dick.
Ho on the corner
Don't geoducks stick straight up out of the shore and shoot water out of the tip?
I ate one once in Seattle and wasn't overly impressed.
It's not big enough for me.
In other news, a huge "Cunt Hole" was discovered in Arizona. But then someone pointed out it already had been discovered and provisionally identified as the "Grand Canyon."
Well people, especially R23--and I've seen a lot of dick too. Calm down; it's not really a penis. It's a sea, rain forest creature. It wasn't designed to have sex with you. It has probably been getting by quite nicely on its own by for a few million years without an intimate relationship with a human.
Ho on the other corner
I love the episode of "Dirty Jobs" with Mike Rowe where he goes collecting geoducks.
r21 - I LOVE the idea of releasing them onto the Land to surprise the wimmyn of Michfest. There would be support workshops on how to deal with "triggering wildlife."
I don't think WE will be dumping ANY penised-shaped snake into Lake Michigan.
It tastes like chicken.
Those who don't see the resemblance to a peen may not have scrolled down to the second pic of it.
I once found a penis snake hiding in my bush.
The penis snake should be worshipped.
It doesn't look THAT much like a dick. I guess moreso than other snakes.
[quote]I once found a penis snake hiding in my bush
Mommy, turn on your headlights! Daddy's snake is going into your grass!
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
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