Say What?!: Pacific Snake-Eel Found Struggling on Oregon Beach

SUNSET BEACH, Or. – Officials at an Oregon aquarium said a rescued Pacific snake-eel — only the third member of its species to be found on a state beach — is recovering after being found struggling in the sand.

Jerry Olson said he thought there was an unusual snake thrashing in the wet sand Sunday near Sunset Beach, but he described the animal over the phone to an expert at Seaside Aquarium and was told it was more likely a Pacific snake-eel.

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