Two-headed copperhead snake on display at Frankfort wildlife center

Published: Oct. 18, 2018 at 1:42 PM EDT
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A two-headed copperhead snake found in eastern Kentucky is now on display for visitors in Frankfort.

A Leslie County couple discovered the snake, and they donated it to the Salato Wildlife Education Center for educational purposes.

“I may encounter a two-headed snake in the wild every two or three years but a two-headed copperhead is a first for me,” said Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources State Herpetologist John MacGregor. “It is a really interesting animal to have on display and a unique opportunity for the public.”

The snake is one of four venomous snakes found in Kentucky, and a two-headed copperhead is extremely rare. It's life expectancy is also short because of physical limitations.

The copperhead will be available for public viewing from 10 a.m. - noon and 2 - 4 p.m. Friday.