Bizarre snake with green fur found in Thailand, looks like a feather boa

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I’ll never trust Christmas garland again. Also Thai Fur Snake sounds like a horrible euphemism.

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The elusive feather boa, long thought to have been hunted to extinction. Does this mean there may still be naugas in the wild?

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That’s a Dragon Penis snake, I don’t know why they call it that.

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Well, great. Looks like Quetzalcoatl is back to take his rightful place as ruler of the world. Not the worst kind of apocalypse.

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Anyone know the initial music / prayer call?

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I’m not a big fan of snakes - that one in particular.

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The substantial decrease in demand for Naugahyde furniture since the 70s and 80s has allowed the population to recover somewhat. Deep in the Louisiana bayous is where you’ll find most of them.

Pray that Naugahyde fashion remains out of favor; I don’t think the naugas could handle another fad. Do you know how many of those little guys it takes to make a sofa?!

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It’s all fun and games…

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They take their crocquet pretty seriously.

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I remember seeing this commercial as a kid and wanting a Squirmles so badly! I eventually did get one, probably at a school fair, and was completely underwhelmed by it. I can’t believe they actually aired TV commercials for something so cheap and gimmicky.

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Or a snake in ghillie suit.

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Genuine artificial naugas. Isn’t that a creature in the wasteland in fallout 4?

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Looks like Hogwarts consolidated Slytherin and Hufflepuff into a single house.

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I thought it was some sort of sea worm, maybe even a funky bristle worm, until I saw the tongue flick.

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Yeah that’s why I stay off Tinder…

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Quetzalcoatl is definitely one of the nicer Mesoamerican deities, so I for one welcome our feathered serpent overlord…

If that’s a ōllamalīztli depiction, they did take it pretty seriously. Though more of a basketball/racquetball hybrid, if it involved a 9 pound solid rubber ball that you sometimes bounced off your body and the game ended in decapitation…

Yeah, the still image looks exactly like the kind of “hairs” you see on a bristle or scale worm (though they don’t completely cover it like this); when it moves, you can see how it’s soft algae strands, however.

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Naugas have casters instead of hooves.

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