Pancho and Lefty injured his neck in 2021, and it took about a year to fully heal.
A two-headed rat snake (Pantherophis sp.) that went on display in 2018 after an 18 month quarantine, is back on display at the Cameron Park Zoo in Texas after the reptile injured his neck in February 2021. The snake has two heads and two brains, which makes coordination of the rest of his body difficult.
“Our veterinary and reptile teams worked hard to keep the wound bandaged and clean. It took until June last year for the wound to fully heal. Now that he has been eating well and the wound has been fully closed for a year, we are excited to put him back out in the freshwater aquarium building,’ the zoo wrote in announcing the return of Pancho and Lefty to the exhibit.
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The two-headed snake was gifted to the zoo in 2016 after it was chased under a porch by a woman’s dog. The woman brought it to the zoo, where the snake, a male, was quarantined for about a year-and-a-half.
“We love how invested our community is in the zoo and in this snake. Even though he has been off exhibit for over two years, we still regularly get questions about him, so we are excited that he is visible for everybody again, the zoo wrote. Please note that he is housed in the freshwater aquarium building along the Brazos River Country trail, not in the herpetarium. Come see him any time!”