Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Snake with two heads found in US

A rare, two-headed snake, with one shared body has been found by two herpetologists in New Jersey, United States.

Double-Dave, as the snake is now called, by the finders, is a baby rattlesnake, just a few weeks old and about 9 inches (23 centimeters) long, according to a recent segment on ABC News.

Herpetologists Dave Schneider and Dave Burkett, who work with the Herpetological Associates in Pemberton, New Jersey, found the critter a few weeks ago while surveying the nearby Pine Barrens — a heavily forested area stretching across the southern tip of the state.


Bicephalic animals like D-D rarely survive to maturity in the wild; decisions as simple as whether to slither left or right, or which head gets to eat first, suddenly become staggering battles of will, leaving bicephalic animals especially vulnerable to predators, reports livescience.com

Knowing this, the Daves decided to take the young snake back to their office, where they’ve been feeding and caring for it for several weeks.

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