May 30, 2008

Schoolboy shell-shocked by discovery of Two-Headed Turtle

That’s what a schoolboy was left wondering after he came across this two-headed turtle in his school playground in Moriyama, southern Japan.

Named Takara, after the boy who discovered him and meaning "treasure" in Japanese, it is said to be extremely rare for such an animal to be found alive.

Researchers say the turtle’s two heads are unlikely to have been caused by pollution and instead are a result of a natural phenomenon – possibly a conjoined twin birth.

via [thesun]