The ‘penis snake’ is Florida’s latest invasive species

They aren’t technically snakes or penises, but scientists have now confirmed that Florida is currently home to the invasive “penis snakes.

According to a report for the Florida Museum of Natural History, recent DNA testing confirms that legless amphibians captured in Miami’s Tamiami Canal two years ago are, in fact caecilians, otherwise known as “penis snakes.”

The specimens are the first known example of the species found in the U.S.

Native to Colombia and Venezuela, the eel-like animals are technically called “typhlonectes natans,” and are a type of caecilians, which can range in size from a few inches to 5 feet long, depending on the species.…