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Recently, villagers in Qianjiang Village, Huangwan Town, Haining, Zhejiang, China, discovered rare animals one after another while working in the mountains. Experts confirmed that they were all blunt-tailed two-headed snakes. The blunt-tailed two-headed snake is a non-venomous snake. Its head and tail are very similar, which is convenient for self-protection. It often crawls upside down so that it can fight back with its head when attacked. Because of its great value, it is included as a protected wild species by the national forestry department. One of the animals.

Rare animal two-headed snake discovered in Haining

Data show that the blunt-tailed two-headed snake is a reptile of the genus Two-headed snake in the family Colubridae. It is also known as “two-headed snake”, “two-headed snake”, “Yue King snake” and “mandarin-headed snake”. It is petite in size and has a total length of about 30 cm, the back is gray-black or gray-brown, and the edges are covered with black sharp pieces, while the abdomen is basically bright orange. It is mainly used to warn opponents “Don’t mess with me, I’m very poisonous.”

Although this kind of snake looks very bluffing with its “two heads”, it is a typical cave-dwelling snake. Due to its small size, it cannot prey on larger animals, so it mainly feeds on earthworms. Main food, moving under the soil all year round.

The blunt-tailed two-headed snake is mainly distributed in China and Vietnam, and can be found in most southern provinces such as Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Fujian, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Hunan, and Hainan.

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