Rare two-headed sea turtle found at SC state park
EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. (WMBF) - Workers at one South Carolina state park came across a rare occurrence in nature last week.
State officials said workers and volunteers at Edisto Beach State Park were conducting a normal inventory of turtle nests when noticed three loggerhead hatchlings still in a chamber.
What they came to find out, however, was that one of the hatchlings actually had two heads.
According to experts, it’s the result of a genetic mutation.
Other two-headed hatchlings have been found at state parks in the past, but it’s the first recorded at Edisto Beach State Park.
After taking a few photos to mark the occasion, the hatchling and two others found were safely released into the ocean.
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