09 dicembre 2012

Do you know "Medusa", the two-headed Albino Honduran Milk Snake, born last year in Florida?

This two headed Albino Honduran Milk Snake was born last year in Florida. The condition is known as Polycephaly and occurs when monozygotic twins fail to separate completely. Most organisms with this condition will not live for long, but occasionally you will get cases like this one, where the snake(s?) seem healthy enough and can live for years. The heads act independently of one another, and will fight over food given the opportunity.

Watch the video of their owner feeding them here:



This is a video of "Medusa" the two-headed Albino Honduran Milk Snake. She's the perfect example of "Axial Bifurcation" in that she's perfectly symmetrical. Her uncommon condition is more likely the result of twin babies that failed to separate while developing. She can be sen at Ben Siegel Reptiles in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
By Danny Mendez (25/11/2012)
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