Animals: Two-Headed Turtle

Rare and monstrous, a lively two-headed turtle last week was giving Florida herpetologists and animal behaviorists instructive entertainment. Besides having two heads, the creature has two pair of front feet, two fore openings in its carapace. Otherwise its parts are normal.

Life is a perpetual dilemma for the turtle. The heads apparently do not realize, as do joined human twins, that they have a common destiny. The two pair of front feet always attempt to crawl in divergent directions.

Both heads have sullen, stubborn ultra-turtlish expressions. The right head is bolder than the left. First...

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