The only thing scarier (or "awesomer" if you're my reptile-loving wife) than a snake is a snake that can change colors. Two Kapuas mud snakes that can do just that were found in Indonesia this week.

"I put the reddish-brown snake in a dark bucket. When I retrieved it a few minutes later, it was almost entirely white," says Mark Auliya of the Alexander Koenig Museum in Bonn, Germany, and WWF consultant. Auliya was part of a team that discovered the snake while conducting a survey of reptile diversity in the park in 2003.

Check out the rest of the New Scientist article here.