Heads up, on both ends! Really strange two-headed snake.

SC family finds two-headed snake – CBS 5 – KPHO.

Finding a snake in your yard may be a little scary, but what about one with two heads?

A Greenwood County family is trying to figure out how this is possible, but they’ve been taking care of the little guy for weeks.

Savanna Logan and her brother, Preston, have been amazed by this two-headed snake and showing it off at school since workmen at their home found it three weeks ago.

A National Geographic article reports that two-headed snakes are rare but not unheard of. It said they’re formed like Siamese twins. Typically, two-headed snakes have two heads on one side, versus the one this family found, with one on each end.

Tip: Anonymous tipster via email (Thank you!)

This is a tiny thing and nothing to be afraid of except for the fact that there is a HEAD ON EACH END. Here is the video report:

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At the end, they ask the EXACT right question, how does it poop? Don’t know. A very curious and very cool anomaly. I was not able to find any other incidents of this. If you find one, please post!

  6 comments for “Heads up, on both ends! Really strange two-headed snake.

  1. Vin
    September 22, 2012 at 2:02 AM

    I’d love to see what a real biologist has to say about this bizarre specimen….I hope it does end up with a real biologistand not in some freakshow’s personal collection….

  2. LovleAnjel
    September 24, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    That is consistent with a snake whose tail looks like another head. There is no clear picture of the rear end, and no clear video of the tail’s tongue (the reporter and family say they only think they see a tongue). There is very clear video of the front end, so it makes me think that it is just a head-like tail (which is not interesting enough for a news item, of course). They had it identified by a secondary schoolteacher, not a herpetologist, so the common name given might be incorrect.

    The reporters clearly did not do rudimentary investigation into snake biology. Snakes do poop out their tails, and a snake without a vent would die.

  3. Tombolian
    September 24, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Being a snake owner, I was really hoping to see a snake with a head at each end which would indeed be a story. Alas, I don’t believe I saw any such thing, and I’m extremely dismayed at the lack of reporting on the story. Why did they send a reporter who’s afraid of snakes to begin with? Why didn’t anybody get a good shot of the eyes/mouth at the other end. It would have been nothing to simply hold the tail and put a camera up to it, but alas, this must have been one of those stories that news shows like to tease the viewers with for the whole show, only showing it at the end of the news hour to keep their audience.
    This sort of reporting makes me sad for the human race in general (not the Doubtful News reporting, the CBS reporting).
    I will indeed doubt this news.

    • September 24, 2012 at 4:28 PM

      Good catch on this. It is too hard to tell and the reporting was poor.

    • Art
      September 24, 2012 at 11:01 PM

      yeah, the reporting on this was ridiculous.

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