A woman who found a rare two-headed snake in her sunroom found a new home.
Jenny Wilson, from Alexander County, North Carolina, was shocked when he slipped for show while she was cleaning.
She said: I saw something in the corner of my eye, so I said: Lord, this is a snake!
The first thing I thought about was, “Oh my God, something has run over you and crushed your head. “
However, she soon realized she had two heads and called her “double trouble”. The species has not been officially identified yet, but it is believed to be a young rat snake.
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Mrs. Wilson decides to take the snake to the Catawba Science Center in Hickory, about 30 miles away.
“I went to the science center and told them what I had, they said, ‘We’d like to have it,'” she told local WSOC-TV.
“They told me it was about four months old and it was a rat snake and it was heading towards the shed.”
She described the snake as “very nice to handle” and said it had never attempted to bite it.
However, a few days later, Mrs. Wilson received a letter from a snake sponsor that he said he wanted to buy for his son.
She said “I just felt right,” so I got back the crawler from the Science Center to give it to the new owner.
Two-headed snakes form in a similar way to conjoined twins – a developing fetus starts dividing into identical twins but stops midway.