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Rare 2-headed copperhead snake found in backyard

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WRIC) — A two-headed copperhead snake was found recently in a yard in Virginia. 

Virginia Wildlife Management and Control on Sunday shared photos of the snake on their Facebook page.

The uncommon copperhead was found in a Woodbridge yard. 

The business later commented on the Facebook post that a specialist removed the snake on Monday. 

Officials with the Wildlife Center of Virginia said Friday the baby snake was given a radiograph, which revealed that the left head is more dominant.

The snake has two tracheas, two esophagi and two heads, which share one heart and one set of lungs, officials say. It would be better for the right head to eat, but officials said that would be challenging since the left is more dominant.

Officials say two-headed snakes don’t live long. If this particular snake survives, it will be taken to an educational facility.