Woman Finds Extremely Rare Snake

Two-Headed Snake Discovered A woman in the USA has found an extremely rare venomous two-headed snake while doing gardening. Stephanie Myers from North Carolina was out in her garden...

Two-Headed Snake Discovered

A woman in the USA has found an extremely rare venomous two-headed snake while doing gardening.

Stephanie Myers from North Carolina was out in her garden when she came across the copperhead snake. Unlike many of us, she didn’t run or scream, quick-thinking enabled her to safely capture the snake and then took some photos of it. She then posted these images to the Virginia Wildlife Management and Control’s Facebook page. Simply asking: “What are the odds to find a two-headed snake?”

The post about the snake quickly received the attention of many specialized doctors, one replied saying that ‘wild bicephalic snakes are exceptionally rare’ before adding that they often die at a young age because of the difficulties with living with two heads.

However, he is now hopeful that the snake, which is currently being cared for by an experienced reptile-keeper, will go to live in a zoo where it can get the attention it needs to survive.

The two-headed snake was around six inches long but when fully grown, copperheads can measure to between 18-36 inches. Although they are usually harmless, if they are disturbed by humans they will attack.

In a post Dr John Kleopfer said: “This two-headed copperhead was found in northern Virginia. Wild bicephalic snakes are exceptionally rare because they don’t live long. With a little luck and care, we hope to eventually donate it to a zoological facility for exhibit.”

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