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14:50  02 may  2019
14:50  02 may  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A three - eyed snake has been found by the road in Australia . Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife found the reptile, lovingly named Monty Python, on the Arnhem Highway near the small town of Humpty Doo. Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife said: "It was generally agreed that the eye likely developed.

A three - eyed snake has been found by the road in Australia . Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife found the reptile, lovingly named Monty Python Image: The snake passed away three weeks after it was found . Pic: Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife. X-rays of the snake were taken and revealed it

Three-eyed snake found on roadside in Australia © Other The three-eyed snake was found in Australia. Pic: Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife A three-eyed snake has been found by the road in Australia.

Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife found the reptile, lovingly named Monty Python, on the Arnhem Highway near the small town of Humpty Doo.

Sharing the snaps on their Facebook page, they said: "The three-eyed snake warns The Dry is coming!"

Three-eyed snake found on roadside in Australia © Other The snake passed away three weeks after it was found. Pic: Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Rangers say the snake measured around 40cm and was a juvenile.

X-rays of the snake were taken and revealed it had one skull, and not two heads forged together as was initially thought.

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Rangers found the "peculiar" creature with three functional eyes on a highway in the Northern Territory. Image caption 'Monty Python' died just weeks after it was found . Wildlife authorities have shared photos of a three - eyed snake that was found on a highway in northern Australia .

Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife said: "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."

Three-eyed snake found on roadside in Australia © Other The two-headed lizard was handed into a reptile park. Pic: Australian Reptile Park Local media in Australia reported that the snake was found in March, and after three weeks in captivity it passed away.

It is thought the snake's additional eye meant it was struggling to eat, and as a result it became malnourished.

The photos have been shared more than 13,000 times on Facebook, and drawn thousands of bemused comments.

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Park rangers in Australia made an unusual discovery along the side of the highway: a snake with a third, functioning eye on the top of its head.

Rangers find three - eyed snake in Australia 's Humpty Doo. X-rays showed all three of its eyes were functioning and the extra socket likely developed naturally while the snake was an embryo, the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission said in a Facebook post, noting that such

Three-eyed snake found on roadside in Australia © Other The additional eye was fully working. Pic: Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife It is not the first time a deformed reptile has been found in Australia this year - a two-headed blue-tongue lizard was found in New South Wales.

Named Lucky, he is now being kept at a reptile park as reptiles that have deformities have a small life expectancy in the wild.

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