DREAM. WELL THERE’S A NEW VISITOR AT THE BURR OAK WOODS CONSERVATION NATURE CENTER IN BLUE SPRINGS, AND IT WILL HAVE YOU DOING A DOUBLE TAKE. KMBC NINE S ALAN SHOPE HAS A LOOK AT THIS RARE REPTILE. SHE OR THEY ARE A TWO HEADED SNAKE. HER NAME IS TIGER LILY. SHE’S KIND OF A CELEBRITY. THE NEARLY SEVEN YEAR OLD TWO HEADED WESTERN RAT SNAKE IS ON LOAN FROM THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS PRESERVE IN BRANSON. SHE’S ON TOUR TO DIFFERENT CITIES IN MISSOURI THIS SUMMER. HER FIRST STOP, THE BURR OAK WOODS NATURE CENTER IN BLUE SPRINGS. SHE WAS FOUND AS A YOUNG SNAKE BY TWO BOYS. THEY FOUND HER UNDER THEIR DECK, REALIZED IT WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL. BECKY SAYS SHE’S TOO RARE TO EVEN CONTEMPLATE. USUALLY IN THE WILD, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO SURVIVE BECAUSE, SHE SAYS, BOTH HEADS COMPETE FOR FOOD. VERY COMMON SNAKE IN MISSOURI THAT SHE SAYS CAN LIVE TO BE 30 YEARS OLD AND GET UP TO SIX FEET LONG. BUT, SHE ADDS, THEY’RE VERY DOCILE. AND HOW DO YOU TELL THEM APART? GOT TIGER OVER HERE AND LILY ON THIS SIDE. TIGER TENDS TO BE A LITTLE MORE DOMINANT, SHE ADDS. WE DO HAVE TO FEED BOTH HEADS, SO ONE HEAD DOESN’T THINK THAT IT’S STRESSED AND NOT EATING. HOW THEY DO THAT. WE PUT A LITTLE DIXIE CUP OVER ONE HEAD AS WE’RE FEEDING THE OTHER. IT CAN BE CONFUSING. THERE GOES TIGER TRYING TO GO ONE DIRECTION AND LILY’S TRYING TO GO THE OTHER, BUT SHE SAYS TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE. AND WHY NOT? SHE SAYS KIDS LOVE HER. IT’S VERY COOL. I MEAN, HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU GET TO SEE A TWO HEADED SNAKE THAT’S STICKING TWO TONGUES OUT AT YOU IN BLUE SPRINGS? ALAN SHOPE KMBC NINE NEWS. ALL RIGHT, WELL, TIGER LILY WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE BURR OAKS WO

2-headed snake fascinating guests at Missouri nature middle

A two-headed snake named Tiger-Lily is the newest attraction on the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs.The snake, named Tiger-Lily, is sort of 7 years outdated. “She, or they, are a two-headed snake,” Becky Plumberg, with the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, mentioned on Wednesday. Plumberg says Tiger-Lily has develop into one thing of a star on the nature middle. Tiger-Lily is on mortgage from the Shepard of the Hills protect in Branson. She’s touring completely different cities in Missouri this summer season, together with her first cease being the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center. “She was discovered as a younger snake by two boys. They discovered her beneath their deck and realized it was one thing particular,” Plumberg mentioned. It’s atypical for snakes like Tiger-Lily to outlive within the wild due to competitors between the 2 heads for meals. Despite her uncommon look, Tiger-Lily belongs to a standard species in Missouri: the western rat snake.Lily, the best head, tends to be a bit extra dominant than Tiger on the left aspect.“We do should feed each heads in order that one head does not suppose that it is harassed and never consuming,” Plumberg mentioned. “We put a bit Dixie cup over one head as we’re feeding the opposite.” Despite the challenges of adequately caring for Tiger-Lily, Plumberg finds the expertise rewarding. “It’s very cool, and I imply, what number of occasions do you get to see a two-headed snake that is sticking tongues out at you?” she mentioned. Plumberg says Tiger-Lily is a selected hit with the youthful guests. Tiger-Lily shall be on show on the Burr Oak Woods Center by July.

A two-headed snake named Tiger-Lily is the newest attraction on the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs.

The snake, named Tiger-Lily, is sort of 7 years outdated.

“She, or they, are a two-headed snake,” Becky Plumberg, with the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, mentioned on Wednesday.

Plumberg says Tiger-Lily has develop into one thing of a star on the nature middle.

Tiger-Lily is on mortgage from the Shepard of the Hills protect in Branson. She’s touring completely different cities in Missouri this summer season, together with her first cease being the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center.

“She was discovered as a younger snake by two boys. They discovered her beneath their deck and realized it was one thing particular,” Plumberg mentioned.

It’s atypical for snakes like Tiger-Lily to outlive within the wild due to competitors between the 2 heads for meals. Despite her uncommon look, Tiger-Lily belongs to a standard species in Missouri: the western rat snake.

Lily, the best head, tends to be a bit extra dominant than Tiger on the left aspect.

“We do should feed each heads in order that one head does not suppose that it is harassed and never consuming,” Plumberg mentioned. “We put a bit Dixie cup over one head as we’re feeding the opposite.”

Despite the challenges of adequately caring for Tiger-Lily, Plumberg finds the expertise rewarding.

“It’s very cool, and I imply, what number of occasions do you get to see a two-headed snake that is sticking tongues out at you?” she mentioned.

Plumberg says Tiger-Lily is a selected hit with the youthful guests.

Tiger-Lily shall be on show on the Burr Oak Woods Center by July.