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story.lead_photo.caption The two-headed snake was taken from a home near Forrest City to Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro.

While inspecting a home Wednesday, an electric worker in Arkansas found an oddity he had never seen beyond magazines and TV: a two-headed snake.

Rodney Kelso, who works as the operations director at Woodruff Electric in Forrest City, said the snake was sunning itself when he found it outside a home on Arkansas 248.

“Fifty years on the ridge and never have seen such,” Kelso said by phone Friday morning.

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Photos by Rodney Kelso, Cody Walker and Nick Kiriazis

He put on a pair of gloves and eased the snake into a box.

The next day, at Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro, Cody Walker opened the lid.

“It does happen from time to time in nature,” said Walker, an education program specialist at the center. "But usually they die from complications."

After the snake has acquainted itself with its new home, the nature center plans to put it on display.

But first, Walker has some questions to answer. For instance, does the snake eat out of one head, or two?

He said he plans to learn “how it all lays out.”


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  • dearlo
    September 9, 2017 at 1:04 a.m.

    Wolfman I so agree.

  • MaxCady
    September 9, 2017 at 10:35 a.m.

    @BirdDog, glad I could add some levity to your otherwise tedious life. Pack, how ironic you use the word whiney, does this mean you'll be first in line to Hillary's book signing for What Happened??!!

  • MaxCady
    September 9, 2017 at 10:38 a.m.

    I'm sorry Pack, I meant Wolf.

  • rubythecat96gmailcom
    September 9, 2017 at 5:08 p.m.

    what's with all the hateful, political vitriol? regarding a simple amazement of nature. Glad the gentleman did not kill the snake nor was harmed himself.

  • PopMom
    September 9, 2017 at 7:32 p.m.

    Mohinder is correct. Too many pesticides. Now the earth is too warm and we are having megastorms. We need an environmental revolution.

  • 95Dakota
    September 9, 2017 at 8:02 p.m.

    Thanks, BirdDog. It's odd that the story didn't mention that, but the slit-eyed pupils are pretty much a giveaway for a "don't touch me" creature. Evidently, the lineman knew to put on some heavy gloves first. . A reporter with any curiosity would have at least asked "what kind of snake was it?"