Rare two-headed snakes found in Indonesia and the United States


In a Bali village in Indonesia, residents were stunned by a rare discovery: a small two-headed snake, big enough to fit in the palm of one hand.

The snake quickly became an attraction in the village of Tabanan. The children of the city surrounded the snake which was decorated with Hindu offerings.

"I was on my way home from work when I parked my bike next to the snake," said the vile local Gusti Bagus Eka Budaya according to AFP.

"I looked more closely and saw that he had two heads, which shocked me," he said.

At the end of August, from the other side of the world, two New Jersey environmental consultants found a two-headed rattlesnake. The two-headed snake was called "Double Dave" in honor of the two men, both named Dave, who found him.

"Because the snake is handicapped, it is likely that it cannot survive in nature and that it would probably be killed by predators," the conservation firm, Herpetological Associates, said in a statement.

The wooden rattlesnake is an endangered species and legally protected in New Jersey, and a two-headed snake is a rare event, the company said.

The company has permission from the state to hold the snake.



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