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Two Headed Turtle Born In NE Arkansas

Updated: Monday, August 25 2014, 04:06 PM CDT

(PHOTO COURTESY: Laura Balch)

AMAGON, Ark. (AP) - A two-headed snapping turtle has been born in Northeast Arkansas.

The Jonesboro Sun reports the baby turtle was discovered last week at the NEA Turtle Farm in Amagon.

An employee says the common snapper was discovered among a group of 30,000 that will be shipped to China. Workers say they previously found a hatchling with one neck and two heads that died in birth. Others have been born with too many legs or no tails.

A state biologist says turtle mutations are rare, but are becoming more common.

Another employee says the turtles are typically sold for education or research, but that they are looking for a home for the unnamed two-headed turtle. He says the animal is for sale and will probably go to a collector.

Two Headed Turtle Born In NE Arkansas


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