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    Thursday, June 29, 2006; Posted: 1:55 a.m. EDT (05:55 GMT)

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Researchers scouring swamps in the heart of Borneo island have discovered a venomous species of snake that can change its skin color, the conservation group WWF announced Tuesday.

    The ability to change skin color is known in some reptiles, such as the chameleon, but scientists have seen it rarely with snakes and have not yet understood this phenomenon, the group said in a statement.

    "I put the reddish-brown snake in a dark bucket," said Mark Auliya, a reptile expert and a consultant for the group. "When I retrieved it a few minutes later, it was almost entirely white."

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    From the article:

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The WWF, the international group formerly known as World Wildlife Fund, said 361 animal and plant species have been discovered since 1996 on Borneo, underscoring its unparalleled biological diversity.
    In related news:

    Halliburton announced its plans to clearcut and pave the entire island of Borneo. Vice President (and former Halliburton CEO) **** Cheney had this to say: "These darn snakes can go ahyuk themselves. By living in such a biologically diverse region, these snakes obviously chose to have my company pave over them!"

    When asked what purpose would be served by paving over the island, Mr. Cheney replied, "Oh, no purpose... it's just something we like to do."
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    Samuel L. Jackson declined to comment, as the snake was not on a plane.
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    holly crap ola Batman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (SarraceniaScott @ June 29 2006,3:11)]Samuel L. Jackson declined to comment, as the snake was not on a plane.
    lol

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    Is it April again already?

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    Well thats a first, a snake that you get sick from eating . But serriously, I really wonder what else we havent discovered yet. Also it kinda reminds me of this not to long ago, http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news....es.html

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