A rare two-headed snake was discovered at a home in Florida, state wildlife officials said.
The southern black racer was found at a home in Palm Harbor, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said.
The snake was being cared for and monitored by FWC. It has a low chance of survival in the wild since its brains will make different decisions, making feeding and escaping from predators difficult.
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FWC said both snake heads have tongues that flick and react to movement, but not always in the same way.
The two heads are a rare phenomenon called bicephaly, which happens when a developing embryo begins to separate but fails to split into twins, leaving the heads conjoined onto a single body.
Bicephaly has been reported in turtles, lizards and other creatures.