Two-headed snake being tested in a laboratory in Nebraska.
As reported by Interia, researchers working in the herpetology laboratory belonging to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln were handed a two-headed snake found entirely by accident by a local resident. The man found an unusual reptile while mowing the grass on his property. The goal of scientists is to find out as much information about a snake as possible.
A resident of nearby Hastings claims to have found a recently hatched two-headed snake while cleaning around a house. At first he thought he had found two, but after a while he realized that this surprising find was a freak of nature. The snake that the male found belongs to the garter species in the grasses family. Representatives of this species reach a length of about a meter and the place of their occurrence is exclusively North America. Importantly, they are not harmful to humans.
A remarkable specimen of a two-headed snake found by accident while mowing grass. The reptile is being investigated by researchers from the University of Nebraska
The man decided to hand over the snake to the local conservationist, who included the individual, to Dennis Ferraro from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. It quickly turned out that the finder was extremely lucky, because such a specimen is found once in 100,000 individuals.
The snake found has not only two heads, but also two necks, which makes it definitely more special. The scientist argues that in the case of snakes with two heads, one becomes dominant and controls the other. However, in this case & ndash; due to having two necks & ndash; heads act independently and nourish themselves also without relation to each other.
The researchers, however, have to wait with the complementary examination of the snake, as it is still too young to undergo a complete set of advanced research. In the coming months, however, scientists hope to learn many interesting facts about him.
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