Just assuming for a minute that this is not a hoax, this raises a big issue for scientists.
For evolutionists, it's a plus because it shows that macro features can be quickly developed and passed on (assuming of course that there is no old lady handy to hit you over the head before oyu can pass the change on).
But for evolutionists, it's also a minus in the sense that they have always assumed millions of years were necessary for the big range of species on earth to develop.
Creationists have to explain why the genetic information for a hand would be encoded into a snake in China. A throwback to Genesis 3?
Here's the article from ninemsn.com
Snake born with hand shocks scientists
10:30 AEST Wed Sep 16 2009
By ninemsn staff
An elderly Chinese woman who discovered a snake with a clawed hand protruding from its body was so scared she beat it to death, according to reports.
Xiu Qiong Duan, 68, told the SINA Beijing news agency she woke up in the middle of the night to find the snake clinging to the wall of her bedroom.
"I woke up and heard a strange scratching sound … at first I thought it was thieves" she said.
"I turned on the light and saw this monster working its way along the wall using his claw."
Ms Duan, from Suining in southwest China, said she then grabbed a shoe and beat the snake to death.
She reportedly preserved its body in a bottle of alcohol which she gave to the Life Sciences Department at China's West Normal University in Nanchang.
Snake expert Long Shuai said the discovery of the creature, which is 40cm long and the thickness of a little finger, was "truly shocking".
"We won't know the cause until we've conducted an autopsy," she said.