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Two-Headed Turtle

Contrary to the old proverb, two heads are not always better than one, especially if they are attached to the same body. Polycephaly is the scientific term for the condition of having two heads. It is rare but occurs occasionally in turtles and other reptiles. In some cases, turtles are found with two heads side-by-side. In others, turtles may have two heads protruding from opposite ends of the body, a difficult situation to be sure. Two-headed turtles command a hefty price tag on the animal oddity market, which may be beneficial for the animals, since they are less likely to survive on their own in the wild.

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