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Highly venomous yellow-bellied sea snake Spotted in California

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Highly venomous yellow-bellied sea snake, which rarely spotted in the cold waters off California is spotted on a popular state beach.

Image via yellowbelliedseasnake.com
Image via yellowbelliedseasnake.com

What the actual story is?

The snake, which has a bright yellow belly and a paddle-shaped tail, can stay underwater up to three hours between breaths. The dead snake which was washed ashore was discovered at Bolsa Chica State Beach during a beach cleanup by an environmental group. Yellow-bellied sea snakes require warm water and normally inhabit tropical swaths of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. This rare sighting could obviously be weather related, says experts.

Image via svsu.edu
Image via svsu.edu

Bolsa Chica State Beach is popular with surfers, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. But experts say there is no reason to fear going into the water.