It’s not easy owning the world’s largest collection of two-headed animals.
Besides feeding them and keeping them healthy comes the struggle of coming up with appropriate names for the heads of each creature.
That’s the dilemma facing Venice Beach Freakshow owner Todd Ray, who just came into possession of a two-headed Black Pine snake that is almost two feet long. That makes 29 specimens in his collection — twice as much if you’re counting heads.
“I want to give them cool names that go together,” Ray told HuffPost.
Previous animals in his multi-headed menagerie are homages to famous duos like Pancho and Lefty, a two-headed bearded dragon; Laverne and Shirley, a two-headed king snake born in Italy; and Lenny and Squiggy, a two-headed albino Hognose snake named for supporting characters on the “Laverne and Shirley” show.
But Ray is stumped what to name his latest addition.
“I need to get some new ideas,” he said.
Suggestions are welcome at the Venice Beach Freakshow Facebook page, because two or more heads are better than Ray’s one.
The right name is crucial to Ray, who has big plans for the double-domed reptile.
“This snake could grow to be eight feet long,” he said. “My dream is to have the bearded lady hold it outside of the freak show. That would be something.”