Two-headed viper found in Denmark

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Snake!!
 
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Snake!!
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Snake!!
What? No mushroom? I reserve the right to dance haka.
 
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I wonder why two-headed snakes are so common?
 
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I wonder why two-headed snakes are so common?
Same reason polydactic cats are common.
 
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Same reason polydactic cats are common.
Because sailors believed they brought good luck?

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Because sailors believed they brought good luck?

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Old-time sailors would keep ferrets. Even if the ferrets were unable to chase down and kill all the rats, they were able to infiltrated all the cargo, and drive the rats out in the open, where hopefully the cats could kill them. There was an old pulp mill on the Sebasticook river that kept ferrets. The ferrets did the dirty work, and cats and rat terriers took care of the clean-up.
 
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I wonder why two-headed snakes are so common?
Actually, they are very rare...
 
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Because sailors believed they brought good luck?

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Right.

I meant because they are common mutations.

I suppose it's not quite the same. Polydactylism in cats would be passed from generation to generation. I suspect that two-headedness in snakes is not a likewise inherited trait since I imagine it has a dramatic impact on mortality before the snake can breed.
 

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