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Sea turtle hatchling with two heads found on South Carolina beach

By Ben Hooper

Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Researchers shared a photo of an unusual discovery on a South Carolina beach -- a sea turtle hatchling with two heads.

The Sea Turtle Patrol on Hilton Head Island posted a photo to Facebook showing the tiny turtle with two heads, a condition known as being bicephalic.

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"This mutation is more common in reptiles than in other animals, but it is still very rare," the post said.

Patrol member Jayme Davidson Lopko made the discovery while conducting a nest inventory. The turtle -- dubbed Squirt and Crush after sea turtles from Disney and Pixar's Finding Nemo -- was released into the ocean.

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