Rare two-headed snake hatched in Rowan County | Pets
ROWAN COUNTY - Snake breeder Mike Lambert has a rare snake on his hands in Rowan County.
Lambert is a naturalist at the Dan Nicholas Park, but is also a snake collector and breeder in his spare time. Last week, Lambert saw something very rare happen, two snake heads popped out of the same snake egg.
A new set of corn snake eggs started hatching last Tuesday, during a process called "pipping." Pipping is when a hatchling sticks its head out through an opening in the egg shell.
There were 18 eggs, but 19 heads.
Lamberts first thought was twin snakes, which isn't uncommon, but after a while his curiousity got the best of him and he opened the egg just enough to find out for sure.
Two heads, one snake.
Even more rare, the corn snake has a double recessive gene, which wipes out the black and red coloring of its scales making it mostly white. You can still see a pattern on the snake's scales.
Find out more about Lambert and his snakes here: www.dunnsmountainreptiles.com