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An X-ray revealed that the juvenile snake, which was 3 months old and measured around 15 inches, did not have two separate heads that were forged together, rather it appeared to have one skull with an additional eye socket and three functioning eyes.

Rangers from the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife found the unusual snake — a carpet python — in March on the side of a highway, just outside Darwin, Australia. They named the python “Monty”.

The rangers said on Facebook  that the eye “likely developed very early during the embryonic stage of development.” They also said it was “extremely unlikely” that the development of the extra eye was due to environmental factors as natural-occurring as malformations are “relatively common” in reptiles.

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