If stumbling upon a venomous snake wasn’t already unsettling, imagine if that snake had two heads. That was the situation for a Virginia woman when she found a two-headed viper in her neighbors yard.
(CNN) — A rare discovery was made in northern Virginia this month when a two-headed baby copperhead slithered in the yard of a resident.
The unnamed person who found the snake contacted the Virginia Herpetological Society for identification and a state herpetologist picked it up to study.
“Wild bicephalic snakes are exceptionally rare, because they just don’t live that long,” J.D. Kleopfer of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries posted on Facebook on Thursday. “Too many challenges living day to day with two heads.”