It sounds unbelievable or possibly photoshopped, but this two-headed rattlesnake is real (and still alive). The venomous Timber Rattlesnake was found and captured Wednesday, September 6, in Northeast Arkansas. A man by the name of Mark Young posted a picture of the snake on his Facebook page Wednesday, explaining that the snake was caught by a friend and was being donated to the Arkansas Game and Fish Nature Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He also added that the man who caught the snake named him, “Deuce.”
“Deuce” is currently being cared for by professionals at Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Cody Walker, the Education Program Specialist at the nature center, confirmed that the two-headed rattlesnake is, indeed, real. He believes the snake is a baby as it is only 11 inches long. He also said it appears that the snake is in poor health.
Walker said, “This happens with reptiles from time to time. It’s kind of like siamese twins. Most of the time they do not survive. They have a hard time fleeing from predators and eating.”
At this time the snake is not on display to the public as professionals from the nature center work to nurse it back to health. However, it may be moved to another location in the future.