Australian rangers find three-eyed snake

Australian rangers have discovered a three-eyed snake living in the northern territories.

The snake was discovered on the Arnhem Highway near the town of Humpty Doo, 30 minutes north of Darwin on Wednesday.

"An x-ray revealed it was not two separate heads forged together, rather it appeared to be one skull with an additional eye socket and three functioning eyes," the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife said in a post on Facebook.

"It was generally agreed that the eye likely developed very early during the embryonic stage of development.

"It is extremely unlikely that this is from environmental factors and is almost certainly a natural occurrence as malformed reptiles are relatively common."

A spokesperson for Parks and Wildlife told NT News  the snake was around 40cm long when it was found, and believed to be around three-weeks-old.

The rangers named it Monty Python before it passed away.

Facebook users were delighted by Monty's different look and many joked about it with eye related puns.

"Was going to write a pun , but eye see it's already been done," one person said.

"I tried to come up with a few jokes but they just got cornea and cornea," another wrote.


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