Large, Rare Two-Headed Snake Found in Florida
Fish and wildlife officers were called to catch the huge serpent known as a “Southern Black Racer," which are very rare.
Of course Florida would be the home of a big two-headed snake. The serpent was found last week by a resident in Palm Harbor. Fish and wildlife officials were summoned to retrieve the extremely rare "Southern Black Racer."
“This phenomenon, termed bicephaly, is uncommon but happens during embryo development when two monozygotic twins failed to separate, leaving the heads conjoined onto a single body," said the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute on its Facebook page.
"Both head's tongue flick and react to movement, but not always in the same way. Two-headed snakes are unlikely to survive in the wild as the two brains make different decisions that inhibit the ability to feed or escape from predators."
The snake is in the institute's care.
Trending on Inside Edition
Denver Police Department Teams Up With Advance Auto Parts to Encourage Safe DrivingOffbeat
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Again Denies Sexual Harassment After Damning Attorney General's Report ReleasedPolitics
Doritos Gives Australian Teen $20,000 for Finding a Puffy ChipOffbeat
Species Resembling SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star Spotted Off New York Coast by Ocean ResearchersOffbeat
Woman Stalked by a Coyote on Cape Cod Beach Thanks the Boaters Who Rescued HerInspirational