Black Sea Snake : Mystery Snake of West Asia.
Dark brown above, white below. Length, 82–98 feet. Snakelike head.
Wriggles like a snake in the water. Floats by rolling into a ball.
Crimean shore of the Black Sea, Ukraine.
For forty minutes in the spring of 1952, Vsevolod Ivanov watched a huge snake swimming in Sordolik Bay of the Black Sea near Planerskoye, Crimean Republic, Ukraine.
- Vasilii Khristoforovich Kondar aki,Universal’noe opisanie Kryma (St . Petersburg,Russia, 1875), pt . 7, p. 35;
- Vsevolod V. Ivanov, Perepiska s A. M. Gor’kim (Moscow: Sov. Pisat el’, 1969);
- Maya Bakova, “Black Sea Serpent s,” Fortean Times, no. 51 (Winter 1988–1989): 59.