posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 05:18 PM
Reptiles have two heads more often then any other animals.
this is really nothing new.
"Two-headed snakes are rare, but they shouldn't be looked at as freaks,"
Hatched September 15, 1973; brought to the Science Museum of Minnesota October 1, 1973; died July 7 and 8, 1977.
This two-headed turtle's condition arose because of a misfunction or chemical accident during the early development of the embryo. Although not
common, this type of embryological accident does occur fairly frequently in reptiles. Two-headed reptiles such as this one, however, would normally
not survive in nature. The indecision arising from the two heads makes effective action, such as catching food or fleeing an enemy, impossible.
Fortunately Emily, as this turtle came to be known, survived - through luck and the good fortune of being brought to the Science Museum where she
received daily attention from then Biology Curator Dale Chelberg.
[edit on 3-10-2005 by SpittinCobra]