Kids get to keep rare two-headed snake as pet
Ware Shoals, SC, United States (4E) – A two-headed snake discovered by workers near the home of two kids in Greenwood County, South Carolina three weeks ago is now being kept as a family pet.
Savanna Logan and her brother, Preston, have been showing it to their classmates since receiving the smallish snake with the weird appearance, reported Fox 8 News.
The creature’s heads are not side by side, it has one head on each end of its body and both heads appear to control it.
Tina Stewart, Savanna Logan’s mother, said that one head is bigger and one is more dominant and sometimes the main head will do one thing while the other part attempts to go the opposite direction.
Savanna’s grandfather, who takes care of the snake, said he it usually crawls one way, stop, then pick up the other head and crawl the other way.
The grandfather brought the snake to the high school biology department at Ware Shoals High School where the creature was identified as a harmless rough earth snake that feasts on slugs and snails and grows to about 10 inches at most.
According to National Geographic, two-headed snakes are not uncommon. The heads form just like the way Siamese twins develop but the typical two-headed snakes have side-by-side heads.