Siamese serpent likely to turn on itself

A snake with two heads found in Denmark will most likely kill itself in a conflict of interest, according experts.

The twin-headed adder is the first to be found in the country but, according to Niels Dahlin Lisborg, a nature consultant at the Danish Nature Agency, its days are probably numbered.

“The problem is that it has to co-ordinate a lot. If the snake has to escape from crows or other animals, it’s not too good if the two heads want to go in different directions. It may also get a twig in between the heads and then it’s caught,” Lisborg said in a Politken report.

“If one of the heads catches a lizard, it smells of food and the other head might attack because snakes use their sense of smell more than their sense of eyesight,” he added.

Such Siamese serpents have been discovered in other countries, including the USA and India, while an equally rare albino California Kingsnake is currently on display at a zoo in Ukraine.

“Two-headed snakes are very rare. As things look now, this is the first time in Denmark that we have registered a snake with two heads,” Lisborg confirmed.

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