NEW JERSEY (CNN) — Two men discovered a rattlesnake with not one, but two heads.
The serpent is just a baby, and they think the reptile they’ve named “Double Dave” is only about two weeks old.
A herpetologist and his colleague stumbled across the creepy, but kind of cute, crawler when hunting for timber rattlesnake nests.
They think it’s the first time a two-headed rattler has been found in New Jersey, and they have a theory of how it happened.
“It was probably supposed to be a twin and then during the development it ended up being a two headed snake,” said Bob Zappalorti, Herpetological Associates.
Double Dave’s tongues flick independently, which means he has two different brains.
It may seem that having two brains would be an advantage, but experts say Dave’s irregular movements would make him easy prey in the wild. So, he’s got a life of captivity to look forward to.
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