Mysterious Green 'Slime Snake' Perplexes Internet (Video)

| by Kathryn Schroeder

A snake-like creature spotted in Taiwan is being referred to as the “slime snake” because no one seems to be able to identify exactly what it actually may be.

Video was captured of the bright green slimy snake-like creature slithering across a concrete floor at a port in Penghu, Taiwan, Mirror reports, and was originally uploaded to Facebook by Wei Cheng Jian.

Since then, the video has gone viral as people try to make sense of the creature that resembles the popular green slime children's toy.

See the “slime snake” in action for yourself in the video below.

The slimy creature measures approximately 3 feet in length, and has a giant pink tongue that it sticks out in the video. The tongue alone is a few inches long and loops around itself as it searches for food.

Many believe that the “slime snake” is a ribbon worm. A ribbon worm is usually quite small but the largest ever recorded was 177 feet long.

Ribbon worms have a very distinct quality that makes them unique—they can spit out a web to catch their prey.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not features a video of the ribbon worm expelling the web from its body onto a man’s hand. The web is white, has many appendages, and is sticky. You can see the ribbon worm below in a separate video and decide if you think this may be the relative of “slime snake.”

Sources: Mirror, Ripley's Believe It or Not

Photo Credit: Mirror