Pet cats have the habit of bringing home some unusual and gory gifts for the owners, especially dead or injured prey. However, how would you react if your pet brought home a rare snake?

This is exactly what happened to Kay Rogers, a Florida woman who was taken aback by a rare two-headed snake that was brought home by her pet cat.

The feline brought it into the Palm Harbor home through the doggy door and placed it on the carpet. Rogers' 13-year-old daughter, who witnessed it, immediately alerted the former about the same.

"She brings us presents all the time. This day, my daughter sent me a message. 'Mom, she brought in a snake and it has two heads,'" Rogers told WFTS Tampa Bay.

They then placed the reptile in a plastic container and began talking to experts about it.

"We went and got like a habitat setup for it. I was talking to a couple different reptile specialists and they were kind of helping me through what to do with him like getting him a heating pad and trying to feed him," she told the television station.

"Because of the two head thing, he's very uncoordinated and couldn't get to the food very well. It was like one head would see the food and try to go for it, the other would be going the other way and pulling him back," she added.

The reptile was identified as a southern black racer. The family then handed over the snake to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who is now monitoring the rare reptile.

"A rare two-headed southern black racer was recently found at a residence in Palm Harbor by Kay Rogers and family. This phenomenon, termed bicephaly, is uncommon but happens during embryo development when two monozygotic twins failed to separate, leaving the heads conjoined onto a single body. Both head's tongue flick and react to movement, but not always in the same way," the commission said in a Facebook post Wednesday.

"Two-headed snakes are unlikely to survive in the wild as the two brains make different decisions that inhibit the ability to feed or escape from predators. The snake is currently being cared-for and monitored by FWC staff," the post added.

Meanwhile Rogers told the television station that the snake was an "easy pet."

"I really just wanted to kind of see him thrive and have people that would take care of him and give him the best chance. I know, well my daughter's research shows they don't live well in the wild at all. I know captivity was the best hope for him," she said.

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