Rare two-headed snake was found in Virginia
A baby two-headed Copperhead is getting a lot of attention lately. Polycephalic (two-headed) snakes are weird but not *that* unusual. Here's an article I wrote about a two-headed Timber Rattlesnake from Arkansas last year (feat. @CheloniaGirl): https://t.co/ktgxbOHlyR.— David Steen, Ph.D. (@AlongsideWild) September 22, 2018
The Two headed snakes are a outcome of bicephaly, which means a phenomenon of an living being born with two heads. The birth of Siamese twins occur when the embryo splits while developing and growing into identical twins, but for some reason does not complete the process of splitting before they are born. The point at which the embryo stops separating varies with each birth therefore, snakes can be joined at any part of the body. They are thus, two beings that share organs, and one of them is a parasitic head.
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