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Rare Two-Headed Snake Discovered in Kitakyushu to be Exhibited This Summer

This summer, the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History in Yahata Higashi Ward will unveil a rare and remarkable exhibit: a two-headed mamushi snake discovered in Kitakyushu. Found during a May camping trip in the mountains of Yahata Nishi Ward, the deceased snake initially appeared to be an ordinary sight to a local camper. However, upon closer examination, he was astounded to discover that the snake had two heads, making it an extraordinary find.

The museum curator expressed his excitement about showcasing this rare specimen. He explained that the two-headed snake, known for its venomous bite, likely resulted from the fusion of embryonic twins—a phenomenon incredibly rare in nature.

As preparations are underway to display this unique creature, the museum anticipates drawing significant interest from both the general public and scientific communities. This unusual exhibit provides a unique glimpse into the complexities of nature and promises to be a highlight for museum visitors this summer. Source: Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History / TNC / RKB

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Published: May 10, 2024 / Last Updated: May 10, 2024

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