Two-headed albino snake found in North Carolina

(ORDO NEWS) — A guy from North Carolina with a background in snake breeding recently found a two-headed albino Honduran milk snake.

According to Jimmy Mabe of the High Point CBS affiliate WGHP, the snake has two distinct personalities, one looking more dominant than the other.

“The right side is more aggressive than the left,” Mabe explained. “She wants to bite me even harder.”

Jeff Bean, manager of herpetological collections at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, told Newsweek that he has seen a few two-headed snakes, but this is a relatively rare occurrence.

“They usually behave differently because they have different brains,” Bean said. “One of them is stronger than the other.”

He explained that there was little they could do to each other, except to try to crawl in different directions or eat the same food.

Snakes born with two heads rarely survive in the wild, and even in captivity, a two-headed snake has a shorter lifespan than a single-headed snake.

According to the Alexandria Zoo in Louisiana, Honduran milk snakes are commonly found under rotting logs or stumps. They eat other snakes, lizards and small animals without being venomous.

According to the zoo, they make quick, jerky movements that cause their stripes to flash, alerting predators. Mabe also said that a two-headed snake shares lungs and a stomach, but their brains don’t always converge.


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