Two Heads Better Than One

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Two heads better than one
22nd October 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden



A member of a naturalist society discovered a reptile with a difference.

Tanee Janusz, a wildlife tutor, decided to keep the snake with two heads that was found in a garden in Louisiana, in the US.

A genetic deformity, caused when the embryo does not divide fully, causes the reptile to produce two brains but just a single respiratory system, digestive tract and body.

Tanee now tours schools, libraries and scout groups, educating people about the rare animal. She said: “The two heads have different thought processes, so one will go one way and the other will want to go in the opposite direction and almost wrestle.”