Mesmerising Rare Green Tree Python Costs More Than A Ferrari
But, there are those among us who sssimply prefer sssomething a lil' ssscarier.
I'm talking 'bout none other than slippery snakes.
Can you believe that there was one snake that went for RM1.8 million a few years back?
I mean, how can you not be mesmerised by its silvery eyes and icy blue scales?
So you might be wondering, what exactly is this animal?
The high blue green tree python is a rare variety of green tree pythons that is typically found in the tropical rainforests of Australia, Indonesia, and New Guinea.
While this species usually comes in a range of green shades, with notable blue, yellow, or white stripes and spots covering its body, it is unusual to spot one that is a solid icy blue colour.
According to Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, the colour pattern enables these pythons to easily blend into their surroundings of trees and bushes.
The snake's distinct blue appearance is said to be natural
Though a couple of photoshopped images of the blue creature has circulated the Internet, we can confirm that the animal does exist.
Though extremely rare, there have been occasions where neonates (young snakes) were even found to change from a bright green to blue colour on its own
As beautiful as these non-venomous reptiles are, they are probably best left alone
Popular among pet owners for its largely docile nature, particular varieties of green tree pythons are endangered as a result of being sold as food and for their skin - a compoundable endeavour.
In spite of this, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has categorised the reptile species as being of the 'least concern' in terms of endangerment.
So if you happen to stumble upon these animals in the wild, be sure to let them be.