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05-21-2003, 12:29 PM
   A two-headed painted turtle finds a home.

   From Local6.com, Girl Finds Two-Headed Turtle (http://www.local6.com/orlpn/news/stories/news-221918820030521-110559.html)


05-21-2003, 01:48 PM
Hehe, i saw this on the news last night :) ;)

05-21-2003, 01:50 PM
:D My mom has a newspaper clipping (dated 1970-something?) of a two-headed calf.

05-21-2003, 02:21 PM
Goodness, they should name him Zaphod! :)

05-21-2003, 04:12 PM
What a neat discovery, Paul! Thanks for sharing that article!!! Helen's response was "cool"!! She has always wanted a turtle.....maybe one day.


05-21-2003, 04:23 PM
I think that's pretty cool, but I don't understand why they didn't leave it in the pond. When I was growing up I used to find turtles and other animals out in my pasture (we had a small lake in the back) and my dad would never let me keep any of them because he said it wasn't fair to take them from their homes.

05-21-2003, 05:56 PM

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05-21-2003, 09:22 PM
That is really neat and sweet! I would love to catch a two-headed turtle!

At the small museum by our cottage, they had a 6 legged piglet! It died shortly after birth. :( That was a pretty neat looking animal.

05-21-2003, 09:44 PM
Sure it's not two turtles stuck in one shell?:D :cool: Too cool!! Youfind the neatest things, Paul!

05-21-2003, 11:56 PM
I think that's pretty cool, but I don't understand why they didn't leave it in the pond.

I would assume because they didn't want it to fall victim to predators, not being able to pull its heads into its shell like a normal turtle would.

I'm glad someone saved that poor little turtle. Two-headed critters really freak me out, though. When I was a small child, my grandparents took me to this museum in Kansas that had, among other horrifying oddities, a stuffed two-headed calf. I had nightmares for years, literally. I've also seen a two-headed lizard. Creepy, creepy, creepy.

Now, the things with extra legs don't really bother me. I saw a picture of a four legged duck once ... that wasn't too creepy.

05-24-2003, 01:22 AM
But very cool! You'd have to rescue the poor thing, especially if it couldn't retract it's heads!