On August 10,media reported that a rare Vipera python with two snake heads had been found in India. Reported that the deadly snake was found outside a house in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The rare snake was then sent to a specialist treatment facility.
Experts say that while the Russell Viper is one of the world’s deadliest venomous snakes, the Russell python, which has two snake heads, may be weak in the wild, given the snake’s special circumstances. Because both heads of the snake are intact, this may have an impact on hunting and eating prey.
Experts at the University of Michigan say the Russell python is one of Asia’s most dangerous venomous snakes, killing thousands of people each year. When a person is bitten, a range of symptoms can occur, from pain to vomiting, dizziness, and eventually kidney failure.
National Geographic has reported that double-headed snakes are rare and don’t usually survive long in the wild, a rare genetic mutation that hinders the snake’s ability to catch prey. Because a snake has a very sensitive sense of smell, when one snake’s head smells of prey on another, it attacks and tries to swallow another snake head.
It is understood that the two-headed snake (which is essentially different from the two-headed snake genus) refers to the two-headed snake with a fork in the neck. It is a very rare snake species because the snake’s genes (the part that controls the head) are unstable and prone to mutations, or mutant snakes.
The two-headed snake belongs to an egg twin, in the course of development due to the influence of the environment and other factors, the formation of abnormal fetus. Excessive use of chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, etc. to cause environmental pollution can trigger this genetic mutation.