A Georgia man accidentally bred a python with bizarre smiley face emoji markings on its skin and it sold for $6,000, which is equivalent to 436,479.06 in Indian currency.
Justin Kobylka has spent years trying to perfect a different pattern on lavender albino ball pythons before the reptile was born with the emoji marking, according to news agency UPI.
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As per a CNN report, Kobylka, who has been breeding snakes for over 20 years, initially wanted to achieve a bright golden yellow and white colour combination.
Pictures and videos of the reptile are now making rounds of the internet, leaving netizens intrigued. Take look at how people reacted:
Though patterns like this occur naturally due to excessive genetic mutation, Kobylka told the news agency that one is unlikely to find such a snake in the wild.
“One in every 20 animals can have a smiley face on it,” said Kobylka.