Here’s a fascinating look at the rare spider-tailed viper, which as you already guessed, is remarkable because of its tail which looks just like a bulbous spider. It’s used by the viper for attracting prey. The snake was first discovered in Iran and has been studied since 2006. Continue reading for a video and more information.

This new species shows the amazing ability of animals to adapt to their environments once again by developing tools and weapons that act as deceptions of sorts. It’s times like these, when the creepy crawlies you see in Hollywood films seem tame when compared to the spider-tailed horned viper.


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