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Are there any snakes that have legs?

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Are there any snakes that have legs?
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At one time snakes were shorter in length and had legs. Fossils have been found proving this. Throughout evolution their bodies elongated and legs disappeared. Pictures on the internet showing snakes with legs are usually skinks which are more lizard like than snake. Since snakes at one time had the genetic information to produce limbs, some could still have retained that information but finding a snake with legs would be an oddity.

People mistake small claws on either side of the males reproductive organs as legs. If the snake is autopsied, the claws are joined to bones but the claw is used to hold the mate in place while mating. Other claims of snakes with legs are simply gluttony by the snake. It is not uncommon for a snake to devour a lizard which is too large resulting in the snake splitting open and lizard legs poking out. This has even been seen in large snakes like the python eating an alligator, splitting and the alligator legs sticking out.

There is no type of snake that has actual legs.

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No there are no snakes that have legs, but it is said that back in ancient history they did have legs. Remnants have been found and studied that suggest that earlier snakes did have legs. This gives credibility to the Bible's version in Genesis when God took away the snakes legs as punishment for tempting the women int eating the forbidden fruit.
So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.

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There aren't any snakes in present day that have legs. The closest you'll get to this is a lizard. However, the ancestors of the snake, millions of years ago, did have short legs. These were eventually gotten rid of through the process of natural selection as they became unnecessary and more of a burden.

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Snakes has no legs, but he had. The ancestors to snakes did have legs, the remnants of which can still be seen in the skeletons of some modern species. As it became advantageous for the snake's ancestors to move without using their legs, they were gradually lost over time. It is evolution...

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No but there are some lizards which close resemble snakes which do. There I'd little doubt that a one time in evolutionary history that snakes had legs. However over time these became vestigial and eventually disappeared completely.

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No, there are no snakes with legs.

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