Two-headed rat snake at Cameron Park Zoo is growing

Posted at 4:19 PM, Jan 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 17:22:24-05

We’ve got an update to share with you on the two-headed rat snake at Cameron Park Zoo.

The good news is the two-headed Texas rat snake is continuing to eat and do well, per Cameron Park Zoo’s official Facebook page. The bad news is the snake is not yet on display at the zoo’s Brazos River Country exhibit.

According to Cameron Park Zoo personnel, it’s typical for a juvenile animal to try and stay concealed as it can become easily stressed. Therefore, zoo officials are waiting for the snake to become bigger and more sociable before introducing it to the exhibit.

According to the University of Texas at Arlington’s Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center, the Texas Rat Snake is one of the most common species of non-venomous snakes in North Texas, and can grow to more than 77 inches (2 meters) in total body length.

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