Woman saves double-headed baby turtle


A woman in Maine came across a two-headed baby snapping turtle that was trying to cross the road.

she discovered the turtle as she monitored other turtle hatchlings trekking across. 

"I thought he had two feet in the front,' she told the affiliate station.  'I thought he was deformed. I didn't realize it was two heads until I got him home and washed him. Then he came to life-- and was just starving.'

Yorks also told the newspaper 'I’ve read about these situations most of my life. One thing with two-headed turtles is you need to be careful that they don’t drown.


'Basically, they can get stuck in funny positions or flip over and not be able to right themselves. Normally, if they flip over, they can use their head to right themselves, but if they have two heads trying to do different things, they can get stuck.'


'He’s a feisty little rascal,' Talbot told the newspaper. 'He’s already eating with both heads at just 24 hours old.'