Both heads are capable of catching and swallowing prey - and that's where the trouble starts.
"I wanted to look away but couldn't stop looking at it", Stephanie Myers, who made the shocking discovery, told USA Today.
Whether you're frightened of snakes or fascinated by them, an unusual creature found in Northern Virginia is worthy of your interest.
According to the news report, the baby Eastern Copperhead was taken to the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro for radiographs so that the officials could examine the snake and figure out how the two heads functioned along with the single body.
"This is what nightmares are made of", wrote Dorothy McColl Holmberg on the post.
An "exceptionally rare" two-headed venomous snake has been found in a woman's backyard in northern Virginia.
These anatomy issues give the snake a reduced life span, and although the snake is thought to be only a baby; it's not believed to survive for long.
Further the radiographs revealed that the snake has two tracheas, with the left one more developed.
Kleopfer said that in this case, 'The left head has the dominant esophagus and the right head has the more developed throat for eating'. He says he hopes to donate the snake to a zoo.
Most die young, Kleopfer wrote on Facebook; to find a live specimen in the wild is a rare occurrence, and to keep a specimen like this one alive will require a lot of care and luck.
Copperhead snakes are extremely venomous and pose a huge risk to humans, according to Gerald O'Malley, professor of emergency medicine and toxicology at Grand Stand Medical Centre in Myrtle Beach.