A woman in Virginia found a rare two-headed copperhead snake in her neighbor's yard.
The snake was turned over to the Virginia Wildlife Management & Control, and is now being cared for by a reptile keeper. A Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries specialist, J.D, Kleoper has been posting social media updates on the snake's condition. He wrote in a Facebook post:
This two-headed copperhead was found in northern Virginia. Wild bicephalic snakes are exceptionally rare, because they just don't live that long. Too many challenges living day to day with two heads. Thanks to the Wildlife Center of Virginia we were able to determine that the left head has the dominant esophagus and the right head has the more developed throat for eating. With a little luck and care, we hope to eventually donate it to a zoological facility for exhibit. It's currently being cared for by a private reptile keeper with lots of experience in breeding and rearing vipers.
What's most important to know at this time is that both heads seem capable of biting.
We'll keep out distance, thanks.
People on Twitter were certainly having some feels about this.
Some folks felt it should be left alone.
Sam Vinograd is simply hoping her sister doesn't get any ideas.
Let's just keep it out of the White House.
What can we say? It's 2018, of course a two-headed snake would lead to politics.