DISCLAIMER: I'm new to this site and still figuring things out, this is my first question I've asked, so bear with me.
Alright, this is a little hard to describe. This story I'm writing includes a tiger that was experimented on and had a living cobra replace its tail, with the cobra still alive and able to move around (without detaching from the tiger, of course)
the way I initially scientifically imagined it, (I am not a scientist in any way, shape, or form, I just tried to think about how this could logically happen in our world) was the cobra's insides were 'fused' with the tiger's insides in a way where the cobra and the tiger were both still alive, but I haven't gotten too deep into the biology of it and I was curious to see anyone else's thoughts?
This is a little specific, but I tried my best to explain it. Once again, I'm new to this site and this is my first ever question, so I apologize if what I said didn't make much sense, like I said, I tried my best to explain.)
edit: thanks for everyone's responses! i should clarify a few things that some people have asked: The tiger's tailbone basically has been fused into the cobra's spine, i guess? and some nerves, muscles, and other things, have been artificially made by the people who experimented, and were used to fill in some holes that the tiger's and cobra's parts did not fill in so they could be properly attached, and the cobra and tiger are not piloted by the same brain, they are still two different beings however, their minds have been altered a little to make sure they don't attack eachother, or mind eachother at all for that matter, which I personally hadn't really thought about until i posted this question. (HERE FROM EDIT 2! I DID RESEARCH AND I'M NOT REALLY SURE IF MIND MANIPULATION IS POSSIBLE FOR LARGER ANIMALS BUT I FOUND OUT IT CAN BE DONE WITH BUGS.) I honestly hadn't thought about the cobra molting at all, either, and i honestly have no idea how that'd work, either.
Also, yeah, i probably should have done some research before i posted this, but it's a little awkward to have to explain to someone why 'could a cobra and tiger be sewn together without any biological issues occuring' is in your search history, y'know?
This concept is actually for a partially-edgy OC of mine, and i never really intended it to be realistic, i only posted this here because i wanted to see if it WAS realistic. I guess not, lol.
Again, thanks for everyone's responses! i wasn't expecting much. I'll probably update this time to time as i get more replies.
edit 2: Clarifying more things.
I imagine the snake is SOMEHOW biologically engineered to have mammalian blood so the tiger and cobra's blood match, and i HAVE done research on that but i can't find anything saying that it can be done or not.
The scientists made the tiger/cobra abomination in hopes to make a "scientific breakthrough" and "prove to the world what biology and science can do" and the tiger/cobra ends up getting abandoned in a parking lot somewhere. The scientists got arrested.
Thank you for the feedback!