Three-eyed snake found on highway in Australia
Two-headed snakes are so old-school.
Now, a three-eyed snake, that’s something worth looking into.
Well, as luck would have it, one was discovered recently in Australia.
The Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Service posted the find on its Facebook page.
The service said its rangers found the juvenile carpet python, which was about 15½ inches long, on the Arnhem Highway near the small town of Humpty Doo.
Yep … Humpty Doo. It’s located near the northern tip of central Australia.
Snake expert Bryan Fry told the BBC News the snake — nicknamed Monty Python — mutant snakes are more common than one would think.
“Every baby has a mutation of some sort — this one is just particularly coarse and misshapen,” said Fry, a professor at the University of Queensland.
“I haven’t seen a three-eyed snake before, but we have a two-headed carpet python in our lab — it’s just a different kind of mutation like what we see with Siamese twins,”
Sadly, BBC News reports the baby python died just weeks after it was found in March.
Officials told BBC News the mutation made it difficult for the snake to eat.
Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] or via Twitter .