That’s right. Evolution.

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Behold, the of-course-it’s-poisonous-it’s-a snake with the single clawed hand!  Yes, you read that right.

From DangerousMinds.net:

An elderly Chinese woman who discovered a snake with a clawed hand protruding from its body was so scared she beat it to death, according to reports. Xiu Qiong Duan, 68, told the SINA Beijing news agency she woke up in the middle of the night to find the snake clinging to the wall of her bedroom.

“I woke up and heard a strange scratching sound … at first I thought it was thieves” she said.“I turned on the light and saw this monster working its way along the wall using his claw.”

Ms Duan, from Suining in southwest China, said she then grabbed a shoe and beat the snake to death.