Angelo State gets a two-headed rattlerAssociated Press
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State University is getting an unusual addition to its collection of reptiles and amphibians: a two-headed rattlesnake.
Chris McAllister, a visiting professor of biology at Angelo State University in San Angelo, said he found the snake after turning over 400 to 500 rocks last month at a Christoval-area ranch, where he and students were scouring for interesting specimens.
While two-headed rat snakes and king snakes are relatively common, a two-headed rattler is not, McAllister said.
I picked this up from Dave Barry's blog because it reminded me of my happy years in Brownwood, Texas, and the annual rattlesnake roundup. Brownwood is about 70 miles from San Angelo, and we'd often drive there so that I could visit the used-book stores. I have many, many books that I bought at Ye Olde Fantastic and other stores there. I even have a T-shirt somewhere that I got when I ran in the San Angelo Road Lizard Fun Run. Ask me sometime to tell you my rattlesnake stories if I haven't told you already. Those were the days.