This rare 3 eyed snake was found on a highway in northern Australia.
Experts said the snake’s third eye, on the top of its head, was a natural mutation. X-ray scans showed the snake did not have two heads formed together, but rather a single head which formed an additional eye.
“Rather it appeared to be one skull with an additional eye socket and three functioning eyes,” Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife explains in a Facebook post. “It was generally agreed that the eye likely developed very early during the embryonic stage of development.”
Though rare, mutations like this have been documented on various wild animals. Click here to check out some of the most incredible animal mutations ever recorded, including three headed frogs and two headed snakes.
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