Two-headed snake for auction

This two-headed albino rat snake will be auctioned on eBay with a starting bid of $150,000. The 6-year-old snake, named We, currently lives at the World Aquarium in St. Louis, Missouri. The aquarium purchased her for $15,000 just after she was born. From the Associated Press:

 Cnn 2006 Us 01 02 Rare.Snake.Two.Ap Story.Snake.ApAn inch (2.5 centimeters) thick and 4 feet (1.2 meters) long, she is a healthy size for a rat snake. While her body is white, the heads have a reddish appearance.

We has survived because, unlike some two-headed animals, both mouths are connected to the same stomach, (aquarium president Leonard) Sonnenschein said.


UPDATE: Several readers wrote in suggesting that this auction might be against eBay's policy disallowing the listing of live animals. Emily H. decided to ask eBay about the imminent snake auction. She received a response from the eBay "Banned Items Team" and posted it to her blog. From the email:

"While this is a very interesting news article, this would not be able to be sold under our current policies. eBay does not allow the listing of any live animals currently."


UPDATE: is auctioning the snake. Link (Thanks, Adam Jenkins!)