The snake with a sssplit personality: Meet the python born with two headsBy Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:51 PM on 29th June 2011
This is one snake who is likely to be more than a little snappy if provoked.
The mutant black and gold python regius - royal python or ball python - was born in Villingen-Schwenningen, southern Germany, with two heads.
Twice the bite: This python regius, or ball python, was born with two heads in Villingen-Schwennigen, Germany
Which way next? The one-year-old snake is now 20in long and appears to be coping well with its mutation
He said the creature is only the second python known to be born with two heads.
The snake is non-venomous, found in Africa and are a popular pet.
Adults generally grow up to around 4ft and when threatened their instinctively curl into a ball to defend themselves.
Rare: Snake breeder Stefan Broghammer, pictured, said it was only the second time on record of a python being born with two heads