Remote Controlled Snake comes from National Geographic

by Mark R

I realize that I am too little too late for April Fool’s Day, but this Remote Controlled Snake would be a good prank to pull for anyone who is afraid of snakes, like Indiana Jones, for example.

This wouldn’t be the first time that we reported on remote controlled snakes. About a few years ago, we covered an RC Snake from IWOOT (I Want One Of Those), and it had a weird set of wheels underneath its jaw. This doesn’t appear to be the case with this guy, which is made from the real nature pros at National Geographic.

The National Geographic Remote Controlled Snake is about 20 inches long and runs on 2 AA batteries. It is able to move with a “life-like slithering action”, but it does something that isn’t very life-like as its eyes light up.

Yeah, that eyes lighting up feature would scare any ophidiophobe (someone who is afraid of snakes). Right now, it is available with the Banana Boa and the Green Mamba, and I am glad that there is no cobra model after that incident at the Bronx Zoo.

You should be able to get one of these snakes on the National Geographic site now. the Banana Boa is about $39.99 and the Green Mamba is $36.99.


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