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Old 10-18-2018, 02:16 PM   #1
2-headed snake going on display at wildlife center

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October 18, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky wildlife center says it plans to display a rare find: a two-headed copperhead.

A statement from the Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort will exhibit the snake for the public, barring any complications in the reptile’s health, after Thursday.

Officials say a Leslie County couple donated the snake to the facility for educational purposes after finding it in their yard this month.

The Salato Center is open Tuesday through Saturday until Nov. 24, when it closes for the winter.
Old 10-18-2018, 03:11 PM   #2
Robert Walker
Must be the season for it. Happened in Virginia a month ago, unless this is the same snake making its way to Kentucky now?
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:39 PM   #3
Wouldn't that make it a Copper Heads snake?
Old 11-27-2018, 09:30 AM   #4
I think two were found, one in VA and one in KY. Unfortunately the one in VA has passed away.


Expert: Rare snake with 2 heads found in Virginia has died

November 16, 2018

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation’s capital has died.

The Washington Post reports state herpetologist JD Kleopfer said in a Facebook post this week that the snake had died. He says it passed away peacefully last week for no apparent reason, and was discovered dead one morning.

The Copperhead snake was found in a northern Virginia neighborhood in September.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia previously said in a statement that an examination of the reptile found it had two tracheas and two esophagi, but shared one heart and a set of lungs. Biologists believe both heads were capable of biting and distributing venom.

Kleopfer says two-headed snakes are rare because they don’t live long in the wild.

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