A highly venomous yellow bellied sea snake was found on a beach in southern California for the first time in over 30 years.
Beachgoers near Oxnard, California were shocked to find one of the world’s most venomous snakes washed ashore on a nearby beach.
Although the yellow bellied sea snake lives its entire life in the open ocean, they do find themselves washed up on the shore from time to time.
The California-based Heal The Bay project has asked the beach-hiking public to report and even photograph any sightings of the aquatic reptile, which Facebook user Robert Forbes took on personally.
He can even be seen touching the sea snake in his video.
By the way, the yellow bellied sea snake is one of the most poisonous animals that lives.
Heal The Bay has posted a flyer, including an e-mail address, in an effort to educate people of the snakes existence and the volatility of being near it.
Just a reminder:
“This species is highly venomous, do not attempt to handle or interact with the snake if you see one. Do take as many photos as possible with a cell phone, camera, whatever you have available to you.”