Mutant two-headed turtle with less than one & # 39; one in 100 chance of survival & # 39; is discovered in South Carolina – but experts say it's nothing to worry about & # 39; is
- The bizarre creature was discovered on the shores of Hilton Head, SC
- The animal seemed fine and healthy, but the long-term outlook is bleak
- Experts say that its existence is rare, but is due to genetic mutations and not to radiation
It has been discovered that a mutated two-headed turtle leads a relatively normal life by shocked conservationists.
The bizarre creature was discovered on the shores of Hilton Head, an island in the American state of South Carolina.
But despite the unnatural appearance, experts say there is no cause for concern and this anomaly is relatively normal.
It has been discovered that a mutated two-headed turtle leads a relatively normal life by shocked conservationists (photo)
The bizarre creature (photo) was discovered on the shores of Hilton Head, an island in the American state of South Carolina
Amber Kuehn, Hilton Head Island manager, Hilton Head Island, said that such animals are very rare.
She said: & # 39; It's rare, but it's nothing to worry about & she said. & # 39; Some people think of radiation in the water, but it is not like that, it just happens periodically in nature. & # 39;
& # 39; In South Carolina, after we notice that a nest has hatched, let it stand for three days to ensure that everything comes out naturally and comes out naturally.
& # 39; Then we go in and dig everything out, we count the empty shells, we count the eggs that don't hatch, we count live boy and dead boy, and we put all that information in a database for the state.
& # 39; In this situation, a boy was stuck – it would not have come out by itself – and it was this with the two heads. & # 39;
Employees who discovered the turtle said that the right-hand head seemed to rule one pinball, while the left-hand head ruled the other.
& # 39; There is a hump in the middle of the turtles and there are two here, so they probably each have their own backbone, & # 39; said Mrs. Kuehn.
& # 39; They ran it along the surf and put it in the water and with two different flippers it obviously didn't swam well at all. & # 39;
Regarding the chances of survival, Mrs Kuehn is not hopeful. She said: & # 39; Generally, even for the healthy ones, it is one in a hundred.
Employees who discovered the turtle (photo) said that the right-hand head seemed to rule one pinball, while the left-hand head ruled the other
& # 39; And this may have been healthy, it's just their destination from South Carolina is the Gulf Stream – it's a hot water stream and from Hilton Head it's 70 miles off the coast.
& # 39; So for our chicks, it's a three-day dive to the Gulf Stream. A lot can happen in three days – fish eat them, eat them all.
& # 39; That's why so many get into the water at the same time, because if 100 go into the water, 99 of the brothers and sisters must be eaten to get it. & # 39;
The sex of the turtle was unclear, but it is likely that both are of the same sex because they shared an egg.
& # 39; Occasionally we come across eggs with double yolks, & # 39; said Amber.
& # 39; That probably happened and they just merged and stayed together. & # 39;
It is one of the various strange mutations that Amber encountered in its 21-year-old sea turtle monitoring.
She said: “I have had sea turtles that came out with a brainstem and no head, I fully formed two but let it come out at the bottom scale, I have had hatchlings with miniature flippers that cannot swim because it is small, are small nodules.
& # 39; Sometimes it is condition-related, such as young hatching that are completely white and that is a thermal injury, but in this case it is just a genetic mutation. & # 39;
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