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Two heads are better than one

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Zack Morris, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    Shell shock at two-headed tortoise


    A two-headed tortoise has come out of its shell in Dorset to find itself in the media spotlight.

    The unusual case of a Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise, born two months ago in an incubator, made the headlines in various papers on Friday.

    Owner John Jones, from Dorchester, who has 37 tortoises and has kept them for 55 years, said: "I was really surprised - I had never seen anything like it.

    "It is perfectly healthy and is running around with all the other tortoises.

    "I think each head has its own little brain because they do try to move in different directions."

    Although it is an unusual case, it is not unique. In 2003 another two-headed tortoise was found in South Africa.

    In the genes

    And Jill Martin, of the Tortoise Trust, also hatched one in south Wales in 2001.

    She said: "They are very rare but not unknown. It is believed to be a congenital, rather than incubation, problem that causes it."

    "These tortoises can't be imported any more like they used to be, but there are breeders in this country.

    "They will charge about £100 for a tortoise, but it is impossible to say what a conjoined tortoise would be worth."

    Mr Jones, 66, from Dorchester, said he had named the tortoise Solomon and Sheba as he was not sure what sex it was.

    "It likes lettuce, tomato, cucumber, cress and runner beans - but its favourite food is thistle milk," he said.

    "Both heads eat and sometimes they start on the same piece of food and meet in the middle."

  2. Im Broke

    Im Broke Senior Member

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    thats fuckin crazy! i want a two headed tortoise
  3. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

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    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

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  5. ledzep

    ledzep Junior Member

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    BBC! woot woot woot!
  6. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  7. krie

    krie Guest

    Turtles taste good
  8. Mr. Peanut

    Mr. Peanut Elite Member

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    i would walk that shit around with two leashes.

    TURBOCAPSLOK Elite Member

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    WatcherSB Junior Member

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  11. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

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    The left side got the good looks.
  12. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

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    tell me this isnt the first time you have seen a two headed creature....


    there, thats just a few...
  13. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

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    and a three headed dog!

  14. ledzep

    ledzep Junior Member

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    ^^That reminded me, An uncle of mine has a stuffed two headed cow head in his office.
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    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

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