Fifty thousand dollars?!? For a snake!?! But Medusa is no ordinary snake. The four-year old Honduran Milk Snake, born in Florida, has two fully functioning heads. In fact, the owner says the two heads even fight each other for food sometimes.
“I bring a mouse up to them and both opened their mouths. Then the right head struck and yanked the mouse right out of my hand. Then the left head grabbed the mouse’s butt end. I couldn’t believe how quickly they were eating. They were going to meet in the middle — and these types of snakes eat other snakes!”
Owner Todd Ray says he quickly cut the mouse in two before a riot broke out and now holds a playing card sideways between the two heads while they are feeding.
In the X-ray below, you can see how Medusa’s 3-foot-long spine splits with two ends leading towards the individual heads.
“This snake is perfect,” he said. “Some other two-headed snakes are beautiful, but they have a kink where the heads become one. Medusa doesn’t. It’s as if she was meant to have two heads.”