A Comprehensive Look at Womb Snakes
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Introduction:

In recent years and advances in magical biology and medicine, thaumatologists, more commonly known as magical scientists, have uncovered a truly amazing (and admittedly horrifying) species that has existed inside humans for thousands of years: The Womb Snake!

Description:

The Womb Snake, called Uteroden albangius in the scientific community, is a species of reptile believed to be descended from the Sea Snake (Hydrophis platurus) from an unknown point in time. The two species share several key genes within their genetic code that supports this theory.

Womb Snakes are typically dark red or pink in color, although pure white and amber specimens have been recorded. Notably snake that are extracted from confirmed virgins are more likely to be pure white or amber in color. Womb snakes measure on average 35 centimeters in length, although much longer and shorter lengths have been recorded in the past. U. albangius also possess no eyes and a small frill used to cling to the sides of the womb.

Womb Snakes possess a very unusual method of reproduction from all other recorded species. U. albangius individuals are universally female, with not a single male specimen having been discovered to date. They reproduce by transforming certain cells within their uterus into egg and sperm cells. The mother will then lay the eggs inside the poor woman's uterus. After the lady menstruates, the eggs are carried out of the womb and into the water. Should the woman not have her monthly cycle however, the eggs will hatch within her womb, and the cycle begins again. Given the stresses of modern day life and due to numerous chemicals on the market, it's becoming very common to find a lady with more than one of the wretched serpents within her belly. Women who unknowingly consume infected water will find themselves infected.

While in theory the species should have been detected many years ago, they were only recently detected due to their similarity to other uterine parasites. Womb Snakes were only recently discovered by Lord Blackwood, a famous English naturalist and explorer.

Lord Blackwood declined to comment on his discovery, citing the fact he was leaving to explore unknown islands in the Pacific.

Symptoms and Treatment

Symptoms of U. albangius infection will typically include a high fever, infertility, extreme menstrual cramps, and pain in the stomach area. In severe infections, the woman may experience severe delirium and troubled dreams, thought to be a result of continuous exposure to large amounts of the parasite's feces.

The treatment of Womb Snakes is quite simple, and can be done at home: Simply do not consume any fruit or fruit based products for a month! While this may cause scurvy, it is known that U. albangius cannot survive without a continuous supply of certain vitamins found only in fruits, like Vitamin C. In severe infections, however, simply abstaining from eat fruit is not enough to kill the parasites, and may require surgery to remove the parasites manually.

Miscellaneous Information

Once removed, the parasites can be kept as a novelty pet, with some breeders already existing on a growing market. Breeders typically use artificial insemination in order to create more diverse offspring. Several dozen breeds of U. albangius already have been patented by numerous individuals.

If one doesn't want to care for the parasite once it is extracted, it makes for a very powerful ingredient in numerous magical insecticides and love potions. Some say that when cooked in oil for several minutes, the Womb Snakes taste similar to fried dragon.

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