Almost Mythical Beast (Eel With Spots Of A Leopard) Discovered In America……

Almost Mythical Beast (Eel With Spots Of A Leopard) Discovered In America……

The largest species discovered in America for 100 years: Almost mythical beast’ – an eel with the spots of a leopard – found and named the ‘reticulated siren’

  • The creature looks like it’s covered in blue and black leopard print, with frilly gills
  • Researchers spent nearly a decade searching for it after hearing of its existence
  • It’s native to the swamps of Florida’s Panhandle and southern Alabama region

Scientists have discovered a two foot long ‘mythical beast’ in Florida with the spots of a leopard and the body of an eel.

The creature is a new species of salamander – and has been named the ‘reticulated siren’.

Native to the swamps of Florida’s Panhandle and southern Alabama, the creature looks like it’s covered in blue and black leopard print, with frilly gills attached to its face.

Two researchers spent nearly a decade searching for the creature after one heard the legend of an ‘leopard eel’ around a campfire in 2001.

The living legend: The reticulated siren, native to the swamps of Florida¿s Panhandle and southern Alabama, looks like it¿s covered in blue and black leopard print, with frilly gills

The living legend: The reticulated siren, native to the swamps of Florida’s Panhandle and southern Alabama, looks like it’s covered in blue and black leopard print, with frilly gills

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The largest species discovered in America for 100 years: Almost mythical beast’ – an eel with the spots of a leopard – found and named the ‘reticulated siren’

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