Apparently dissatisfied with life as a human, a woman claiming to be the 'most modified transsexual in the world' - has spent £40,000 to look like a dragon - complete with a forked tongue, tattooed scales and horns.
Eva Tiamat Medusa, from Bruni, Texas, said she wanted to "not to die a human" after receiving an HIV diagnosis.
The 56-year-old ex-banker, began morphing into a reptile, claiming that after being abandoned by her parents at the age of five, she was 'born again' under the care of the western diamondback rattlesnake.
Eva began her transformation with a series of scale tattoos before later having her nose re-shaped, ears removed and the whites of her eyes permanently stained green - all costing an estimated £42k.
But with a further £28k worth of modifications still planned, Eva opened up about her 'trans-speciesism' to The Wizard of Odd TV.
"I didn't want to die in this world looking like a human. "As much awesomeness and goodness there is in humans, compared to other species they are the most destructive and hateful. "I decided at that time, that it was time for a change in my life, so I wanted to look like something that wasn't human."
She added: "I have eight horns on my forehead; I have had my ears removed; my nose reshaped; most of my teeth removed "I've had the white-part of my eyes stained, my tongue bifurcated, my whole face is tattooed and I've had some scarification and branding on my chest and wrist.
"I would like for there to be an open dialogue about the world of body modification and understand what it was like to live as a gay-man for 53-years and now as a transsexual woman.
"There's a lot of misunderstanding about what it means to be transsexual and then further than that - something that I'm introducing - the idea of trans-speciesism.