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If I wrote science fiction…

I knew it was a bad, bad idea to watch The Thing the other night.

For the first time in more than a decade, a group of tentacled snakes was born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

“The eight baby snakes, which sport little feelers on their noses, were born Oct. 21 after four years of unsuccessful breeding attempts, the zoo announced Thursday.”

The tentacled snakes also develop at an astonishingly fast rate, which staff at the zoo in Washington, D.C., witnessed firsthand.

“Within a few hours of being born, the snakes were already acting like adults,” Matt Evans, a keeper at the Smithsonian’s Reptile Discovery Center, said in a statement. “Instincts took over and they were hunting.”

As Evans made this statement, the snakes shot out their ten-foot-long tentacles and hauled him screaming into a swamp.

At least, I can’t see it ending any other way.

Scientists breed snakes with tentacles.