Rare, Two-headed rattlesnake found in New Jersey Forest


PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — It looks like something from a science fiction movie.

A newborn two-headed timber rattlesnake has been found in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. The snake reportedly has two brains and each head acts independently of the other.

The reptile was spotted in a nest where a timber rattlesnake was giving birth late last month.

It’s reportedly the only two-headed timber rattlesnake ever found in New Jersey. Experts say it the snake likely wouldn’t be able to survive in the wild because its heads could get snagged on something.

Herpetological Associates of Burlington County said they will care for the snake.