A hospital news release says the two heads were found to have two tracheas (windpipes that connect to the lungs for breathing) and two esophagi (canals that connect the throat to the stomach). They share one heart and one set of lungs.
State biologists believe both heads are capable of biting and distributing venom, the Charlotte Observer reported.
State herpetologist J.D. Kleopfer said in a Facebook post that two-headed snakes are rare because “they just don’t live that long.”
He says he hopes to donate the snake to a zoo.