Two herpetologists at newjersey — Dave was named by both — have discovered a rare, Two Headed snake, that they have named Double-Dave. Members of the Nobel Prize board: The ball is in your court.
Double-Dave is just a baby rattle snake, just two or three weeks old and approximately 9 inches (23 centimeters) long, according to a latest segment on ABC News. Herpetologists Dave Schneider and Dave Burkett, who work found the critter while studying the neighboring Pine Barrens — a heavily forested area.
With two independent heads and also one shared body, bicephalic creatures like dd rarely live to maturity at the wild; decisions as straightforward as whether to slither right or left, or that head gets to eat first, suddenly become staggering battles of will, leaving bicephalic creatures specially vulnerable to predators. The Daves chose to take the snake that was younger straight back with their own office, where they have been feeding and caring for weeks for this.
“it seems the head on the perfect side is the dominant person,” Schneider told ABC News. “But every once in awhile, the other thoughts may wish to go in a different way .”
Though Schneider and his colleagues expect to X-ray the creature to figure out whether it has a tract that is fully-formed, double-Dave appears healthy.
Two Headed creatures are born while living examples of creatures like Double-Dave are rare. Last September, a viper was found slithering round a home made garden in Virginia; x rays revealed the creature had 2 esophagi leading to place along with a shared heart of lungs and 2 tracheas.
Before that, there has been a two-headed deer found dead in the Minnesota backwoods, and also there was also a porpoise hauled up from the North Sea at 20 17. Critters have crossed the frontier whilst riding round the International Space Station, Last year , a flatworm — a species of worm that could regrow in to individuals grew a second head on its own buttocks.