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2012-09-24 08:54:03 AM  
Amphidextrous?
 
2012-09-24 09:47:38 AM  
Where does it poop?
 
2012-09-24 09:50:06 AM  
Finally, a pet that two-headed girl will appreciate.
 
2012-09-24 09:56:32 AM  
Amphisbaena is back or amphisbaenae are back.
 
2012-09-24 09:57:29 AM  
It poops out of its cloaca, which conveniently isn't situated at the butt of a snake.
 
2012-09-24 09:57:42 AM  
No, it's not poisonous.

Meanings of words, how do they farking work?
 
2012-09-24 10:00:06 AM  
Also, as Deep Contact kind of asked, which head does it shiat out of?
 
2012-09-24 10:00:54 AM  

Valiente: Finally, a pet that two-headed girl will appreciate.


Or two one-headed girls.
 
2012-09-24 10:01:51 AM  

Monophtalmos: It poops out of its cloaca, which conveniently isn't situated at the butt of a snake.


It is very close, though. I imagine one (or both) of the heads could dump a load and then drag the other head through it pretty easily.
 
2012-09-24 10:01:57 AM  
Wonder if it has too poop holes in the middle?
 
2012-09-24 10:02:35 AM  

Monophtalmos: It poops out of its cloaca, which conveniently isn't situated at the butt of a snake.


And does the second head have a second cloaca? You can see where I'm going with this, as can the two-headed snake.

Wanted for questioning:

cinemafanatic.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-24 10:04:28 AM  
Which way do the overlapping scales on its belly lay? It has to crawl one way or the other based on that. Voila head end/tail end
 
2012-09-24 10:05:43 AM  
I clicked, I didn't like that very much

/ GAHHHH!
// GAHHHH!
/// GAHHHH!
 
2012-09-24 10:06:15 AM  
Imagine if it was bigger and poisonous - how would a snake catcher catch it?
 
2012-09-24 10:08:54 AM  

Langdon_777: Imagine if it was bigger and poisonous - how would a snake catcher catch it?


See "eel in bum" thread.
 
2012-09-24 10:09:02 AM  

SwiftFox: Valiente: Finally, a pet that two-headed girl will appreciate.

Or two one-headed girls.


You're right.

"By eating the meat of the amphisbaena, one could attract many lovers of the opposite sex" Link
 
2012-09-24 10:09:32 AM  
images.wikia.com
Did I say that wrong?
 
2012-09-24 10:11:32 AM  

NobleHam: It is very close, though. I imagine one (or both) of the heads could dump a load and then drag the other head through it pretty easily.


Evolution wanted to spice up the game of tug of war.
 
2012-09-24 10:17:42 AM  
freemasonry.bcy.ca

Crom!
 
2012-09-24 10:18:41 AM  
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The only snakes I know of are those of Set and his cursed towers. Their evil has spread to every city. Two or three years ago it was just another snake cult, now... they're everywhere. It is said that they are deceivers... they murder people in the night... I know nothing.
 
2012-09-24 10:22:47 AM  

dittybopper: [img111.imageshack.us image 640x322]

The only snakes I know of are those of Set and his cursed towers. Their evil has spread to every city. Two or three years ago it was just another snake cult, now... they're everywhere. It is said that they are deceivers... they murder people in the night... I know nothing.


I would sell haga to a slayer such as you?
 
2012-09-24 10:23:08 AM  
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I see your snake and raise you 6 tails and a.... and a....

/oh fark it
//I don't know anymore
///have a splitting headache
 
2012-09-24 10:33:42 AM  
Get the Shurikens!
i.imgur.com

/Obscure? Nah.
 
2012-09-24 10:53:27 AM  
I've heard of these, but I never thought I'd see a live one.
 
2012-09-24 11:07:02 AM  

Coelacanth: I've heard of these, but I never thought I'd see a live one.


This way to the egress!
 
2012-09-24 11:48:26 AM  

dittybopper: [freemasonry.bcy.ca image 670x510]

Crom!


That took too long
 
2012-09-24 11:52:17 AM  

cretinbob: dittybopper: [freemasonry.bcy.ca image 670x510]

Crom!

That took too long


I totally agree, and I'm shocked and saddened that I had to be first one.


img151.imageshack.us

What a loss. People have no grasp of what they do.
 
2012-09-24 12:43:34 PM  
The idea of a snake having one head on each end is stupid, and you tards who believe it are stupid.

It's called deception, you farking nitwits. The farking video even talks about the yellow-lipped sea krait, which is always like this.

What next? The mod-mins greenlight an article about how the SC Tard family found a butterfly with big eyes in its wings?

icons-ak.wunderground.com

The positive depth of idiocy here is unreal.
 
2012-09-24 01:05:36 PM  

Deep Contact: Where does it poop?


It's doesn't that's why it's pissed off.

that'sthejoke.jpg
 
2012-09-24 01:53:32 PM  
But while the snake pulls itself in opposite directions, young Savanna and Preston are also pulled in different directions on what to name the snake.

'Cat Dog'
 
2012-09-24 01:54:37 PM  

cretinbob: dittybopper: [freemasonry.bcy.ca image 670x510]

Crom!

That took too long


I think it was perfectly cromulent.
 
2012-09-24 01:55:35 PM  

SevenizGud: The idea of a snake having one head on each end is stupid, and you tards who believe it are stupid.

It's called deception, you farking nitwits. The farking video even talks about the yellow-lipped sea krait, which is always like this.

What next? The mod-mins greenlight an article about how the SC Tard family found a butterfly with big eyes in its wings?

[icons-ak.wunderground.com image 640x480]

The positive depth of idiocy here is unreal.


Your argument is invalid.
 
2012-09-24 01:57:24 PM  
First off--Daily Fail source--take with a grain of salt the size of a Taurus. (Bovine, Ford product, or constellation is your choice, though I'd think the last one would be a little hard to keep from collapsing on itself.)

IF the snake genuinely has a head at each end, what little info is available on the thing indicates it could have been a twin that absorbed another--one of the "heads" is a parasitic twin, and one will (usually) be dominant. There's also no guarantee that the "non-dominant head" even has a functional alimentary tract--if it's like parasitic twins in synapsids, it may well not.

That said--from the pics, the snake MAY have a parasitic twin attached that makes it look like an amphisbaena; based on info I could find re rough earth snakes they are usually small garter-snake-sized critters with thin tails. (More pics here and here for comparison.) The damn pics even on the original slideshow by Fox Carolina are blurry so it's hard to tell if it's an actual parasitic head or a deformed tail, alas--it looks like it could be a tail "stumped" by a bad molt, or possibly a parasitic twin that's mostly head that's attached at the tail (there is a ring close to the end of the tail where you can tell the scales change direction).

As to "Where it poops from"--it depends in part on if snakey has a parasitic twin on its butt-end and how parasitic its "twin" is. Snakes poo from a cloaca that is about two-thirds of the way down the snake, so I'd figure with a parasitic twin snakey would probably have a functional cloaca about halfway down its length (yes, this does mean that at least one snake would suffer Colubrid Centipede--though snake poo is more akin to bird poo than mammal poo). It's also entirely possible only one of the two heads could actually eat and poo, as noted; it's also theoretically possible (if it's pretty much a case of two largely functional snakes joined at the tail, which does happen on occasion in synapsid conjoined twins) that here could be two vents together close to the middle of the snake.

Fortunately, it should be easy to tell where it poops from--scare the snake. (Yes, I'm serious. Rough earth snakes don't bite, they're actually pretty calm and blissed-out as far as snakes go, but they do fear-poop as a defense mechanism.)

I'd love to be able to find more info from a non-Murdoch-related source, though--if they could get a wildlife biologist to look at the thing, even better :D Hell, I'd just settle for better pics of the cute little monster :D

/Yes, I find small garter-type snakes cute. Small and cute, even
//then again, not really averse to snakes. Do tend to gently object if timber rattlers or (far more frequently) copperheads or water moccasins show up near living quarters, but other snakes are welcome because they eat the stuff I don't want in the house :D
 
2012-09-24 02:49:37 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: First off--Daily Fail source--take with a grain of salt the size of a Taurus. (Bovine, Ford product, or constellation is your choice, though I'd think the last one would be a little hard to keep from collapsing on itself.)


Actually, the last two.
 
2012-09-24 03:36:47 PM  

SevenizGud: The idea of a snake having one head on each end is stupid, and you tards who believe it are stupid.

It's called deception, you farking nitwits. The farking video even talks about the yellow-lipped sea krait, which is always like this.

What next? The mod-mins greenlight an article about how the SC Tard family found a butterfly with big eyes in its wings?

[icons-ak.wunderground.com image 640x480]

The positive depth of idiocy here is unreal.


The snake in question is described as having a genuine head on each end, complete with eyes and flicking tongue. The sea krait is described as an example of mimicry, in which the tail (vaguely) resembles a head in order to fool predators.

If you don't understand the difference, that's your problem.

If the high-school biology teachers are at all competent, herpetologists will be consulted, the snake will be studied further, and we'll be seeing better pics and videos soon.
 
2012-09-24 03:55:58 PM  
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Seeking "snake".
 
2012-09-24 03:58:01 PM  
Sweet! Twice the pet, none of the mess!
 
2012-09-24 04:24:25 PM  
I use a bastardized form of Amphisbaena as my character name in most online games I play, so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2012-09-24 07:11:53 PM  
I'm calling BS. The tail was lost to injury and the resulting posterior just happens to look like a head. The video shows absolutely no signs of having eyes, nostrils, mouth, tongue, etc. in the video, despite the claims of the backwoods folk who seem to be trying to make a claim to fame with it. This form of 2-headedness is also developmentally nearly impossible to survive beyond birth (if it happens at all), and the snake in question is an adult Virginia striatula. Furthermore, many snake species behaviorally use their tail as a "fake head" to distract potential predators.

/herpetologist
 
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