Seeing double: Rare two-headed sea turtle hatches

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Courtesy: Facebook/Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island

We thought we had seen it all during this very busy season on Sea Turtle Patrol! Yesterday on patrol during a nest…

Posted by Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) – An unusual baby sea turtle was discovered on Hilton Head Island on Tuesday.

The Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island shared a photo of a tiny, two-headed turtle on Wednesday. The turtle was found during a nest inventory.

The group said the technical name for the two-headed turtle is “bicephalic” and said the mutation is more common in reptiles than in other animals.

Sea Turtle Patrol named the pair Squirt and Crush before releasing the hatchling into the ocean.

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