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Saw Three headed snake

  1. Mar 1, 2012 #1
    Here I took the pic of three headed snake. is this rare or common one? I assume it the genetic mutation. People here regard it as god(hindu).
     

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  3. Mar 1, 2012 #2

    arildno

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    Presuming you're not photoshopping us, you have been lucky to see such an extreme rarity.
    Many-headed (or polycephalic) animals are occasionally reported, but I have only seen reports of two-headed snakes before.

    Three-headed snakes should be even rarer than those.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2012 #3
    yes, i was lucky to see it. It's amazing thing I got to see when I travelled. My freinds also
    assume it to be photoshoped when I gave them this picture.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2012 #4

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    I always wonder how they decide where to go or what to do. Does one control the body, or do all three each have partial control? Unless people are helping feed it, it must be coordinating actions with all three heads in some way to survive to adulthood, unless two heads are just along for the ride.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2012 #5
    Where and when was this photo taken?
     
  7. Mar 1, 2012 #6

    DaveC426913

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    Well, here's an original:

    http://zuvvu.com/images/content/3-headed-Snake-found-on-Indian-Road-.jpg
    So: busted.
     
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  8. Mar 1, 2012 #7

    arildno

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    Yes. It ought to be a tremendous COST to maintain and coordinate extra, functional heads, rather than just one.
    That is, possibly an additional reason why most polycephalics tend to die very soon after birth*, rather than they are suffering from additional mutations.

    *At least, that was the impression I got from Wiki
     
  9. Mar 1, 2012 #8

    arildno

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    How busted, Dave?
    When did Hyperspace SAY he hadn't given others his picture? And, a local news news outlet would eagerly take it, and it would spread locally, as it already has done on the Net

    I can't see that we can pull the fraud card on him yet, he might well be the originator of the photo.

    Perhaps he also showed it to us was that we are a physics(and-biology).forum, and hyperspace was just excited and wondered if we could tell him how rare this critter was?

    Both two-headed, and three-headed animals have been CONFIRMED being able to live to adulthood, if the Wiki article on polycephaly is to go by.
     
  10. Mar 1, 2012 #9
    I saw the same photo elsewhere, which is why I had asked when and where it was taken.

    Wouldn't be the first multi-headed snake hoax photo.
     
  11. Mar 1, 2012 #10
    Yes folks I am the person who took this photograph, therefore I am very lucky
     
  12. Mar 1, 2012 #11
    Great, when and where did you take the photo by chance?
     
  13. Mar 1, 2012 #12

    Gokul43201

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    Some of us are interested when and where this photo was taken. Also, either you got real close to the snake (everyone in the background seems to be standing some distance away) or you had a nice optical zoom on your camera. What camera did you shoot this picture with? The image quality is pretty good.
     
  14. Mar 1, 2012 #13

    lisab

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    I had the same thought. So in this pic, each of the three heads decided to go into "flare mode" or whatever it's called? Seems...possible but not probable, I think.

    But who knows, perhaps this species goes into that mode very readily.
     
  15. Mar 1, 2012 #14
    There appears to be many sightings of muti headed snakes after a google search. It wouldn't surprise me if the rare event is the inspiration behind the mythical Hydra.
     
  16. Mar 1, 2012 #15
    Photoshopped, each head has a yellowish spot above the mouthline in the same relative position to the eye and the nostril.
     
  17. Mar 1, 2012 #16

    DaveC426913

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    No. Since they're identical genes, they'll have identical markings. I thought of that.

    Arildno is correct. This is not conclusively fake, nor is Hyper's claim of being the original photographer conclusively ruled out.

    It's circumstantially highly suspect, but that's not conclusive.
     
  18. Mar 1, 2012 #17

    DaveC426913

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    Hyper, if you took this, you have the original. Care to upload it?
     
  19. Mar 1, 2012 #18
    I promise this isn't photoshoped, i have no knowledge about it.
     
  20. Mar 1, 2012 #19

    DaveC426913

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    Well, you have definitely edited it, since you've cropped and reduced it from the original.

    Let's see the original.
     
  21. Mar 1, 2012 #20
    high megabyte photo, slower internet connection in my country, so I reduced it's size.
     
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