Baby sea turtle with two heads

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  1. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Wanted to share this Facebook post by Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island Aug 27.

    "We thought we had seen it all during this very busy season on Sea Turtle Patrol! Yesterday on patrol during a nest inventory this bicephalic hatchling was discovered.

    This mutation is more common in reptiles than in other animals but it is still very rare. As with other live hatchlings found during a nest inventory, this hatchling was released to the ocean.

    Good luck to Squirt and Crush!"

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  2. Dawn

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    :yikes:

    I think Squirsh would be more appropriate.

    Thanks BP for al lthe Corexit. :cuss:
     
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    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    Yes, it is so deadly that it is impacting the turtles in South Carolina:alien:
     
  4. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Well I kind of wish the wee hatchling was going to be cared for at a good aquarium, studied and protected. But he probably wants to be free even for a little while
     

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