The French seaside is best avoided if you detest snakes.
A viral video that purports to show the skeleton of a serpent the size of a cargo ship lying on a French beach is giving some viewers the creeps.
“Users mistake this for a huge snake because it’s hidden on Google Earth. The announcer informs the viewer when a satellite image of the bones on a beach appears, “It’s around 30 meters long and bigger than any snake caught before.
Users quickly surmised that the skeleton might have belonged to a Titanoboa, a sort of ancient serpent. The reality, though, proved to be less fascinating.According to Snopes.com, the skeleton is actually a piece of art called “Serpent d’océan” that Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping installed on the Saint-Brevin-les-Pins coastline.
The artwork is enormous and over 425 feet long. It depicts a snake’s inside in astonishing detail.According to the French website Loire Valley, a giant snake created by Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping has been emerging on the beach of Mindin since June 2012.
“With each tide, its skeleton emerges, resembling an archaeological dig, and its motion gives the impression that it is alive. Don’t pass it up!Some users immediately pointed out the fallacy.
One user said, “There is nothing strange here. The serpent in France is a current artwork done by Huang Yong Pin that you can visit.”
The snake is an artistic creation. It’s human-made and ordinary, according to another.
Watch the video below: