VIRGINIA: A rare two-headed snake has been discovered in the US.
The snake identified as an eastern copperhead was found in a garden by a family in Virginia.
The unusual serpent was captured by Virginia Wildlife Management & Control and is now being looked after by an experienced private reptile keeper.
The snake was taken to the ‘Wildlife Center of Virginia’ for radiography so experts can see how the two heads function with the body.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries took to Facebook to update people about the newly found rare snake.
“As many of you have probably heard, we di, in fact,t find a two-headed copperhead in northern Virginia! The story has wowed people all over the world! We’ve had requests from Ireland, the UK and more! Thank you to everyone for your interest and support!
The snake is currently being cared for by a private reptile keeper with lots of experience in breeding and caring for venomous snakes. Although it did successfully feed over the weekend, it still has a long way to go before we are confident of its survival. If successful, we hope to eventually place it with a zoological facility within the state.
We will keep you updated on this exciting find- cross your fingers for a safe and healthy recovery!”
Wild bicephalic snakes are exceptionally rare, because they just don’t live that long.
“Too many challenges living day to day with two heads.” said the Wildlife center spokesperson.
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