2-headed copperhead snake found in Virginia yard

Courtesy: Hunter Morton Anthony Edwerds via Virginia Wildlife Management and Control

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A two-headed copperhead snake was found in a backyard in Woodbridge, Virginia, according to Virginia Wildlife Management and Control.

The pictures of the creature were posted on the company's Facebook page earlier this week.

According to National Geographic, two-headed snakes are rare and typically develop the same way as Siamese twins. A developing embryo begins to split into twins but stops part way.

Survival rates for two-headed snakes can vary. Typically, they do better in captivity than in the wild.

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