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Nightmare Fuel: Two-Headed Snake

July 15, 2011

Just in case snakes weren’t creepy enough for you Mother Nature has solved that problem.

A snake with two heads, each able to think and eat separately and even steal food from each other, has become a popular attraction at a Ukrainian zoo.

The small albino California Kingsnake, now on show in the Black Sea resort of Yalta is quite a handful, zoo workers told AFP.

The snake’s two heads are fiercely independent, are not always in agreement and like to snatch food from each other, said keepers of the private zoo, called Skazka, or Fairy Tale.

“Sometimes one head wants to crawl in one direction and the other head in another direction,” zoo director Oleg Zubkov told AFP.

Zoo worker Ruslan Yakovenko added that he tries to feed the snake’s two heads separately as they sometimes fight for food.

“If it is really hungry, its heads may steal food from each other,” he said, adding he also needs to separate the heads with a barrier.

“The second head may get angry, but both then feel satiation because they only have one stomach,” he told AFP.

The private zoo said kingsnakes hunt other reptiles, meaning one of the snake’s head could instinctively try to attack and eat the other one.

Full story: HERE

I will not sleep easy tonight…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. nazani14 permalink
    July 15, 2011 7:47 pm

    So, this would have been twins, but the embryo didn’t divide properly? Don’t see why it’s any scarier than any other snake.
    More interesting: Pachyrhachis, Haasiophis terrasanctus, Najash rionegrina, burrowing skinks, and that atavistic Chinese snake with one hind limb that appears not to have been photoshopped, after all.

  2. July 15, 2011 9:16 pm

    A metaphor for American politics?

  3. Troy permalink
    July 16, 2011 9:54 am

    Similar, but with teenage girls:

    It’s surprisingly less horrific than snakes, given that teenage girls are involved.

    Since each girl only gets one side, they have to work together to walk and drive. It’s really amazing.

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