15 Jul '11, 11pm

Snake with 2 heads, each able to think, eat & even steal food from each other, is a hit at Ukrainian zoo.

Snake with 2 heads, each able to think, eat & even steal food from each other, is a hit at Ukrainian zoo.

A rare two-headed snake explores its surroundings in a private zoo in the Crimean town of Yalta July 8, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS KIEV - A SNAKE with two heads, each able to think and eat separately and even steal food from each other, has become a popular attraction at a Ukrainian zoo. The small albino California Kingsnake, now on show in the Black Sea resort of Yalta is quite a handful, zoo workers told AFP. The snake's two heads are fiercely independent, are not always in agreement and like to snatch food from each other, said keepers of the private zoo, called Skazka, or Fairy Tale. 'Sometimes one head wants to crawl in one direction and the other head in another direction,' zoo director Oleg Zubkov told AFP. Zoo worker Ruslan Yakovenko added that he tries to feed the snake's two heads separately as they sometimes fight for food. 'If it is really hungry, its heads may st...

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