Wednesday 18 October 2017

Woman rescues rare two-headed baby turtle and calls him Frank and Stein

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

The rare two-headed baby snapping turtle was found at the side of a road, covered in dirt, by a local woman.

American woman Kathleen Talbot stumbled across a group of baby turtles crossing the road near her home in Maine.

She noticed that one had been left behind at the side of the road, covered in dirt.

She took the small creature home to wash him off and realised that it was no ordinary reptile: what she originally thought were two feet sticking out were in fact two heads.

“I thought he was deformed,” Kathleen admitted. “Then he came to life and was just starving!”

She has named the tiny turtle, which fits neatly in the palm of her hand, Frank and Stein.

She does not plan to keep the animal as a pet, but is determined to ensure he goes to a good home.

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