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2 Headed Turtle Discovered Hatched On South Carolina Beach

This one is pretty rare!

Wildlife volunteers were left amazed after they found a 2 headed turtle on a beach in South Carolina, USA.

According to reports, volunteers were inspecting nests at a South Caronia Beach when they stumbled upon an extremely rare 2-headed baby sea turtle.

According to South Carolina State Parks, the 2-headed loggerhead hatchling is the result of a genetic mutation.

Such instances are pretty rare.

Other 2 headed turtle hatchlings appeared in both 2017 and 2019, with pictures being taken in Atlantic breeding grounds on Hilton Island in South Carolina, USA.

A university in Florida also found a similar turtle.

South Carolina State Parks released a statement about the incident, saying:

This two-headed hatchling is the result of a genetic mutation. Other two-headed hatchlings have been found in South Carolina in past years, but this is a first for the patrol team at Edisto Beach State Park.

The South Carolina State Parks also said in the post that humans should not disturb the nests of turtles.

A simple mistake could place the baby turtles’ survival at risk.

When a turtle nest is disturb, the hatchlings have a 25 percent or less chance of surviving.

By Pei Yong

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