Two-headed snake named Ben and Jerry gruesomely eat a few mice at the same time

You are my tastemaker! Two-headed snake named Ben and Jerry gruesomely eat a few mice at the same time

  • A video shows a two-headed snake consuming a pair of mice for a meal
  • Each head grabs a mouse, which was already dead, and eats down slowly
  • The snake is a result of bicephaly, which occurs due to the incomplete cleavage of an embryo

An incredible video captures the feast of the two-headed snake named Ben and Jerry.

Reptile lover Brian Barczyk shared the clip with his Instagram account, which shows each of the heads slowly chewing on a few dead mice.

The two-headed reptile is the result of a phenomenon known as bicephaly, which occurs with the incomplete cleavage of an embryo.

This process also leads to conjoined twins in humans, although snakes and turtles are more commonly found with two heads and one body.

Ben and Jerry are a California king snake and are one in 10,000 snakes born with two heads.

99.9% of two-headed animals never see their first birthday, but once they reach adulthood, which Ben and Jerry are, they usually lead full lives, Barczyk told DailyMail.com in an email.

“We expect them to live 20-25 years.”

Reptile lover Brian Barczyk shared the clip on his Instagram account, which shows each of the heads slowly chewing on a few dead mice

An incredible video captures the feast of the two-headed snake named Ben and Jerry. Reptile lover Brian Barczyk shared the clip on his Instagram account, which shows each of the heads slowly chewing on a few dead mice

The video shows that each head individually consumes its own meal while feeding, but the snake has only one digestive system.

Barczyk, who has been collecting reptiles since 1989 and The Reptile Army, bought the four and a half year old snake from a friend three years ago.

‘A friend made them. It’s a freak of nature and totally unexpected. It took me a year and a half of begging before he sold them to me,” he told DailyMail.com.

The video also shows the snake-eating baby mice, which Barczyk says is because the two heads will overload their food intake if allowed.

The video shows each cup individually consuming its own meal while feeding, but the snake has only one digestive system

Ben and Jerry are a California king snake and one in 10,000 snakes born with two heads

Ben and Jerry are a California king snake and one in 10,000 snakes born with two heads

Pictured is an albino alligator named Salt

Pictured is a two-headed turtle

Barczyk also works at “The Reptarium” reptile zoo in Utica, Michigan, which is home to thousands of reptiles and one sloth. On the left is ‘Salt’, an albino alligator and on the right is a two-headed turtle

Barczyk also works at “The Reptarium” reptile zoo in Utica, Michigan, which is home to thousands of reptiles and one sloth.

“We have about 10 unique animals, including Ben and Jerry, also a two-headed turtle, and several unique albinos and other color mutations,” Barczyk said.

“We also have albino alligators and a rare all-black alligator. Their names are salt and pepper.

While Ben and Jerry have been spending their lives in captivity, another two-headed snake was found slithering in the wild lands of Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shared images of the rare snake on its hair last October facebook page, saying it was found slithering around a house.

While Ben and Jerry have been spending their lives in captivity, another two-headed snake was found slithering in the wild lands of Florida.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shared images of the rare snake on its Facebook page last October, saying it slithered around a house.

While Ben and Jerry have been spending their lives in captivity, another two-headed snake was found slithering in the wild lands of Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shared images of the rare snake on its Facebook page last October, saying it slithered around a house.

“A rare two-headed Southern black racer was recently found in a Palm Harbor residence by Kay Rogers and family,” the post read.

‘The tongue of both heads moves and responds to movement, but not always in the same way.

“Two-headed snakes are unlikely to survive in the wild because the two brains make different decisions.”

Officials say the snake will remain in captivity because it makes different decisions with separate brains that hinder its ability to feed or evade predators.

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