CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CNN/WSMV) - At first glance, it looks like your typical baby king snake. But when Paul Carver found this snake slithering around his back yard, he realized this royal serpent would need two crowns. So he took it to a wildlife officer who was just as bewildered.
"I've been working for 13 years and been in the woods all my life, you know nearly 40 years, and I've never seen anything like this," said Dale Grandstaff with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The snake has two separate heads with two functioning brains, yet they share the same, eight-inch body.
But when it comes to snakes, two heads aren't actually better than one. Grandstaff says the snake's chances of survival in the wild are actually slim to none.
"With two heads everything's getting caught," Grandstaff explained.
On Thursday, the baby king snake will travel to Tennessee Tech, where the first order of business will be to feed the hungry hydra.
But if the snake dies, professors still plan to preserve its body so they can use it in the classroom. Under normal circumstances, king snakes are known to live upwards of 20 years.
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