A farmer in China was recently shocked to see a two-headed snake slithering across his yard. According to local reports, the farmer - identified only by his surname Shenzhou - said that he found the two-headed snake in his home on Monday. The incident occurred in a village in China's Hebei province.
Mr Shenzhou says that he managed to capture the snake and put it in a pot for others to see. The rare snake soon attracted a stream of visitors from the village, all of them eager to catch a glimpse of the two-headed reptile. However, the snake soon made its escape when a child knocked the pot over.
A video, shared by People's Daily China, shows the two-headed snake slithering across the floor. Watch the video below:
A two-headed snake broke into a farmer's yard in Shenzhou, N China's Hebei, and escaped later. Have you ever seen any "fantastic beasts" in your life? pic.twitter.com/YKzU0IUdji— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) October 23, 2019
The video has collected over 21,000 views since it was shared on Twitter a few hours ago. It has also collected a number of reactions, some shocked and others fascinated.
Wow— Angenetta whites (@Angenetta61) October 23, 2019
siamese twins snakes.— Andy Jackson (@AndyJac49432921) October 23, 2019
Two-headed snakes rarely survive in the wild as their slow speed makes them an easy target. According to news agency AFP, experts have previously been quoted as saying that two-headed snakes rarely occur in the wild and have usually been bred in captivity.
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