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  Two-headed snake found in Spain
Updated 04 April 2002, 15.29
Snake
This two-headed snake is being studied by scientists in Spain.

It's got four eyes, two tongues and two sets of fangs - but isn't poisonous.

Zoologists say the rare reptile can eat using both heads at the same time.

But the two heads have been known to fight each other for food!

Lucky find

Fact File
Ladder snake facts
Grows up to 160 cm long
Found in Southern France, Portugal and Spain
Name comes from the ladder-like lines on the backs of young snakes
Feeds on insects, lizards, small rodents and birds
The baby ladder snake was found by a farmer in a village in Alicante.

It's thought to be a few months old and is lucky to have survived in the wild.

Other double-headed snakes have been found in Honduras, the United States, Sri Lanka and Argentina.

A two-headed corn snake named Thelma and Louise was kept at San Diego Zoo on the US west coast.

It had 15 normal babies before it died.

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