'Extremely rare' two-headed snake found in backyard

На территории США эксперты обнаружили редкую двуглавую змею

На территории США эксперты обнаружили редкую двуглавую змею

The snake is now being monitored by herpetologists at the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro.

A two-headed rattle snake spotted at a German zoo in 2016.

New details were released Friday about a two-headed baby copperhead found earlier this month outside a home in Woodbridge, Virginia.

A veterinary hospital spokesman told WTVR: 'It appears as though the left head is more dominant - it's generally more active and responsive to stimulus. "Too many challenges living day to day with two heads".

Virginia Wildlife Management and Control, in the USA, uploaded photos of the copperhead snake and its two heads to Facebook, labelling the reptile "extremely rare". In addition to the photos, wildlife management officials also shared a video of the two-headed serpent twisting and wriggling inside a container.

University of Tennessee herpetologist Gordon Burghardt, who has studied two-headed snakes, said the heads often fight over which one will swallow prey, which makes them "highly vulnerable to predators".

He said he had been fielding calls and messages from around the country from people looking to buy the rare reptile.

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A specialist removed the 2-headed copperhead snake from the residence Monday, the business said on its Facebook page.

"Wild bicephalic snakes are exceptionally rare, because they just don't live that long", he explained.

So the agency later posted a video.

"Absolutely not a fake!"

According to an article published in National Geographic, two-headed snakes lead hard lives in the wild.

Though "two heads are better than one" - as the saying goes - the same is not true for snakes.

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