A snake with two heads that was found by a family in South Carolina will give all you Halloween fright-fest lovers out there something to get excited about. Two-headed snakes have been found before, but this one is unlike all the others because it has one head on each end of its body. Even if you don't mind snakes, the picture alone should give you goosebumps!
Photo courtesy of foxcarolina.com via Daily News.
The family who found the snake says it appears as though the heads take turns being in control, and each one is fully functioning, with beady eyes and quick, slithery tongues. The nearby high school's biology department identified it as a rough earth snake. The condition that the snake(s) 'suffers' from is called polycephaly, which is defined as having more than one head--sort of like conjoined twins for humans. Most snakes with this condition only live for a few months, although some can live a full life and produce normal offspring.
Hopefully this Southern snake with two heads with live longer, because the children who found it have grown quite attached, and each one has a different name for it. They should probably take it with them on Halloween while they trick-or-treat so that they can scare the crap out of the neighbors.