By Bunmi Adigun @Bunmi_Adigun

A TWO-HEADED snake was discovered sunbathing in a garden in Croatia

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Videographer / director: Vedran Glavan
Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson
Editor: Joshua Douglas

Josip fount the unique looking snake sunbathing in his garden

The unique looking grass snake was found by retiree Josip Vranic in his garden in Kravarsko, Croatia, a small town just outside Zagreb.

With the help of his friend Vedran, the retiree filmed the lucky animal

He said: “I found the snake at my home behind the garage, she was sunbathing on the concrete floor.

The pair gave the snake to the local zoo to be looked after by professionals

“I was surprised and confused, I couldn't believe that I just found something so rare.”

Two-headed snakes are easy targets for predators in the wild

Quick thinking Josip managed to put the snake in a small basket before inviting his friend Vedran Glavan, 46, to film the odd looking animal.

Two-headed snakes are formed when a developing embryo begins to split but stops part way

Vedran said: “People who have seen the snake in our video don’t believe that it’s real, some of them even think this is some sort of computer trick.”

Two-headed snakes are quite rare in the wild and come about when a developing embryo begins to split but stops part way - a condition known as polycephaly.

Josip wanted to give local people the chance to see a two headed snake for the first time

Survival rates for the snakes in nature are quite low as they are easy prey for predators due to their poor coordination and limited movement.

With this in mind Josip and Vedran decided to take the snake to their local zoo giving it the best chance of survival.

Josip said: “My idea was that other people can see the snake and that she lives as long as possible under professional supervision.