December 17 Recently, the body of a wild double-headed snake was found for the first time in a residential house in Mackerel E, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.
According to the Fukui Museum of Natural History, the probability of the birth of wild double-headed snakes is one in 40,000. Based on existing papers, this is the ninth wild double-headed snake discovered in Japan after 1901, which is extremely rare.
According to Japan’s Fukui News on the 17th, in late October, a man in Mackerel found the dead double-headed snake while cleaning the surroundings of his cottage and took it to the museum.
This is a larvae called bamboo-rooted snake, with a body length of 10 cm. It develops into a bicephalous form due to incomplete embryos in the egg, or due to the partial fusion of the two embryos. This is the first time that a double-headed snake has been found in Fukui Prefecture.
At present, the Bioresources Research Department of Fukui Prefectural University is conducting a detailed analysis of its bones through CT. The larvae of bamboo root snakes are precious in themselves, and there are not many recorded data.
The larvae of the two-headed snake will be on display from January 8 to 14.