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3-Year Old Girl Finds Two-Headed Ringneck Snake While Exploring in Her Backyard

The ringneck snake is common throughout much of North America

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Have you ever found a two-headed snake while herping out in the wild? Have you ever even seen a two-headed snake in the flesh? Would you like to? A family in Missouri had moved into their home in Kansas City to get back to nature, and nature responded in kind.

Azure Simpson told CNN that they are lovers of all animals and will keep the snake for now. She has since found an enclosure for it and hopefully will do a little research on how to care for it before they release it (hopefully) back into the wild.


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Ringneck snakes are gray in coloration and are known for the yellow orange ring around the neck. They feed mostly on worms and slugs, and even smaller snakes and lizards. They grow to about 10 to 15 inches in length and are common throughout much of North America.


John Virata keeps a western hognose snake, a ball python, two corn snakes, a kingsnake, and two leopard geckos. His first snake, a California kingsnake, was purchased for $5. His first pet reptile was a green anole that arrived in a small box via mail order. Follow him on Twitter @johnvirata