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Two headed copperhead.........

Postby jltrent » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:59 am

A woman in Virginia found an extremely rare two-headed copperhead snake slithering around her neighbor’s flowerbed.

Virginia Wildlife Management and Control posted images and a clip of the venomous viper on Facebook last week — and the state now hopes to display it in a zoo to the delight, or fear, of many.

The few two-headed around snakes typically don’t survive for long in the while, because each brain often wants to do “two different things,” the state herpetologist said. In this case, “The left head has the dominant esophagus and the right head has the more developed throat for eating,” Kleopfer explained.

Still —both heads are capable of attacking and biting and both mouths can send potentially deadly venom to their victims.

While copperheads often grow to 18 to 36 inches and can attack humans, this young viper is mainly lashing out at insects, Kleopfer said, adding it was his goal to help the “little guy” stay alive.



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Postby JMJ Farms » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:35 am

I saw this on the news a couple of days ago. Pretty amazing that the snake has been able to mature to this size.
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Postby farmerjan » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:09 am

That is an amazing picture, and I agree that it is pretty unusual that it could get to that size.
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Postby greybeard » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:18 am

Just a 2 hoe snake to me......
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:15 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:I saw this on the news a couple of days ago. Pretty amazing that the snake has been able to mature to this size.
he wouldn't have with me.. He would have taken he last breathssssss..
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Postby Workinonit Farm » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:16 pm

That's amazing. I wonder how long it will live? Probably longer than had it remained in the 'wild'.
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Postby Bestoutwest » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:47 pm

That’s a double nope for me. Anyone think Ddd75 could strip down and handle this snake with his bare hands? :lol2:
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Re: Two headed copperhead.........

Postby Son of Butch » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:26 pm

jltrent wrote:A woman in Virginia found an extremely rare two-headed copperhead snake slithering around her neighbor’s flowerbed.

Obvious flower thief, probably stealing tulip bulbs.
IF it were Georgia the next thing she finds might be a bullet behind the ear for trespassing.
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Postby JMJ Farms » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:18 am

Son of Butch wrote:
jltrent wrote:A woman in Virginia found an extremely rare two-headed copperhead snake slithering around her neighbor’s flowerbed.

Obvious flower thief, probably stealing tulip bulbs.
IF it were Georgia the next thing she finds might be a bullet behind the ear for trespassing.


We don’t give em a bullet in Georgia for poaching flowers. Just a good caning or two :lol2:
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Postby greybeard » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:30 am

farmerjan wrote:That is an amazing picture, and I agree that it is pretty unusual that it could get to that size.

If I had 2 mouths I'd probably get pretty big pretty quick too.
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Postby jehosofat » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:36 pm

I'd kill that sum***** doubly quick.
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