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Nature’s Wonders: Two-Headed Turtle Born in Iran
« on: October 29, 2016, 07:01:02 PM »
A two-headed turtle has been born in Khatam, a city in Iran’s central Yazd Province, The Tehran Times reported.

Nature’s Wonders: Two-Headed Turtle Born in Iran
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201610291046873888-iran-turtle-phenomenon/

The head of the local environmental protection department, Saber Afhami, told the newspaper that the newborn turtle was in good health, the newspaper wrote.

The rare turtle arrived into this world in the company of another, less odd-looking single-headed, one. Saber Afhami held out hope that scientists would look into the cause of this unusual phenomenon.

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An exceptionally rare baby albino turtle has been spotted on an Australian beach. The sighting of the adorable creature happened when volunteers from Coolum and North Shore Coast Care were scanning the area for turtles along Castaways Beach, near Noosa.

Nature’s Wonder: Rare Baby Albino Turtle Spotted on Australia Beach
https://sputniknews.com/environment/201602091034472428-australia-beach-rare-turtle/

Back dated Feb. 9, 2016 - The rare turtle has been named ‘Alby’ and according to the volunteers this one was taking his time. His brothers and sisters had hatched last Friday, but Alby was still in the nest on Sunday.

While counting the empty shells to see how many turtles had made it to the ocean, the group found the animal still sitting on the top of the nest.

According to an expert at the Queensland's Threatened Species Unit, the instance of albino hatchlings “occurs at the rate of one in many hundreds of thousands of eggs,” making this turtle very rare indeed, ABC Australia reported. “Normally they don't survive coming out of the nest and when they do they're abnormal and not well suited to the environment, which means the chance of survival is very slim,” the scientist added. It was reported that the albino turtles are not well suited to the environment, as they have no color; they have no camouflage, making them easy prey for larger sea creatures.

It looks like this albino turtle might have a future, though, “It walked very energetically from the nest down to the sea and happily swam away,” group president Leigh Warneminde said.

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Re: Nature’s Wonders: Two-Headed Turtle Born in Iran
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 02:29:53 AM »
Not a 2-headed turtle but a 2-headed rattlesnake.

PHOTOS: Arkansas electric worker discovers two-headed snake    September 8, 2017  (Video)
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/sep/08/arkansas-electric-worker-discovers-two-headed-snak/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah7WcYyTQKw  (0:08 min,)

While inspecting a home Wednesday, an electric worker in Arkansas found an oddity he had never seen beyond magazines and TV: a two-headed snake.

Rodney Kelso, who works as the operations director at Woodruff Electric in Forrest City, said the snake was sunning itself when he found it outside a home on Arkansas 248.

“Fifty years on the ridge and never have seen such,” Kelso said by phone Friday morning.

He put on a pair of gloves and eased the snake into a box.

The next day, at Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro, Cody Walker opened the lid.

“It does happen from time to time in nature,” said Walker, an education program specialist at the center. "But usually they die from complications."

After the snake has acquainted itself with its new home, the nature center plans to put it on display.

But first, Walker has some questions to answer. For instance, does the snake eat out of one head, or two?

He said he plans to learn “how it all lays out.”

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Re: Nature’s Wonders: Two-Headed Turtle Born in Iran
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 03:53:11 AM »
A regular fishing day turned into a scene out of a Ridley Scott movie for one fisherman when he caught what looked like an alien mutant fish.

'Alien Faced' Fish Caught by Fisherman in Russia   (Video)
https://sputniknews.com/society/201709131057364627-alien-faced-fish-russia/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QkKomlZVCg  (0:48 min.)

The creature has two mouths, a gray slimy looking body and a strange tail.

The fisherman in Russia’s Primorskiy region calls his catch an “alien faced” mutant.

The viral YouTube video shows him exhibiting the strange creature with its two mouths: one ordinary and the second which looks like a strange suction hole under its head.

The fisherman also displayed the tail of the fish, which was wrapped around its torso.

The perplexed fisherman added that no one on the coast knew what type of fish this was, and they were quite shocked to see it.

He appealed to the public to tell him if anyone knows what this creature is called.

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Re: Nature’s Wonders: Two-Headed Turtle Born in Iran
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 06:14:56 AM »
reminded me of a case I saw as a child of an adult sea turtle caught in fully functional chile ... something similar to this. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NosKMSjQ3cs
apparently it is quite common in reptiles I even have albinism also and the two heads in the same specimen ... but I also find out by a sott article that although it is extremely rare in humans, there were 3 births consecutive in different parts of the world within a week ... some idea of ​​its cause outside the possible symbolism or "greater cause" since the case of the humans is quite particular due to the conditions given.
Pd: and since you like Aliens monsters I add to that left by Hurricane Harvey.
 
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Re: Nature’s Wonders: Two-Headed Turtle Born in Iran
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 06:18:10 AM »
reminded me of a case I saw as a child of an adult sea turtle caught in fully functional chile ... something similar to this. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NosKMSjQ3cs
apparently it is quite common in reptiles I even have albinism also and the two heads in the same specimen ... but I also find out by a sott article that although it is extremely rare in humans, there were 3 births consecutive in different parts of the world within a week ... some idea of ​​its cause outside the possible symbolism or "greater cause" since the case of the humans is quite particular due to the conditions given.
Pd: and since you like Aliens monsters I add to that left by Hurricane Harvey.

Good find, Matías Maurán!

With the heavy waves hitting the shores during the Hurricane's, it will be interesting to discover "what else" might have been deposited on the shorelines?
These storms must have affected many of the coastal sea creatures? 

Here's another article on the report above:

The decaying carcass of a mysterious sea creature found on a Texas beach washed up in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s wrath earlier this month set off a flurry of guesswork as to what it could be.

Mysterious Creature 'Out of a Horror Flick' Washes Up on Texas Beach   (Photos)
https://sputniknews.com/us/201709141057395909-us-monster-beach/

A US woman, Preeti Desai of the National Audobon Society stumbled upon the remains of a fanged and apparently eyeless creature as she walked on the beach in Texas City on September 6.

She photographed the bizarre-looking “fish” and posted the images on Twitter asking the science community to help figure out what she had found.

The pictures of the thick, serpent-like body with a tail and a row of razor-sharp teeth had social media puzzled, with some suggesting it looked like a creature out of a horror movie.

They finally caught the attention of Dr. Kenneth Tighe  of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, who said he was almost certain that it was actually a fangtooth snake-eel.

Another respondent, University of Washington expert in aquatic sciences Adam Summers said that he could identify the creature by the “remnant of skin coloration, the body and head shape, the teeth and the shape of the jaw they are in.”

Fangtooth eels, also known as “tusky eels,” are native to the Gulf of Mexico and live at depths of 60 to 90 meters. They can grow to 120 centimeters and feed on small fish or crustaceans.

Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston causing severe flooding. The damage is expected to cost between $150 and $180 billion.

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Re: Nature’s Wonders: Two-Headed Turtle Born in Iran
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 03:52:53 AM »
you were faster than me, came to the same ... the Thai tsunami is the most known case where they let themselves be seen "monsters",thx
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Re: Nature’s Wonders: Two-Headed Turtle Born in Iran
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 06:23:38 PM »
A two-headed calf born in the dairy farm of a breeder in Pakistan is being hailed as a miracle and is gathering public attention.

Two-Headed Buffalo Calf Born in Pakistan Catches Global Media Attention   (Video)
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201710031057909397-two-headed-calf/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nv1SpMj5wQ  (2:14 min.)

A baby calf which was born with a two-headed body in a Pakistani dairy farm in Karachi is being hailed as a miracle of ‘Allah’ and is getting a rapturous welcome.

The calf, born on September 27 at Lucky Foods Dairy Farm has one body, two heads, four eyes, two mouths, two noses and four ears; a rare condition called polycephaly (multiple headed), which is believed to occur when an embryo begins to split into twins but stops, so that the twins remain attached.

The calf has yet to be named, but the owner of the dairy farm has gone public by releasing a video in which he is praising the birth of the calf as a miracle of Allah, and is saying that it is a divine gift for his farm. He claims that his farm does not engage in artificial milking and reproduction. Therefore, God was happy with their deeds and sent a miracle to them.

As per reports, the calf is too weak to lift his heavy heads so is he unable to suckle from his mother and is being fed with a bottle for the time being.
'A two-headed calf! I didn't believe it when the farm manager gave me the news on the phone; I rushed to the farm to see the calf. It is a miracle,” Lucky Foods Dairy owner Salman Mamnoon Hussain said.

Upon touching the calf, I was surprised to see that his one head was cold and the other was a bit hot. I didn't believe the calf would survive even for a day but the calf has defied the odds to survive for a week, he added.

The people taking care of the calf have said that they are working towards keeping the calf healthy and alive and they wish to see the calf get up and walk on its own.

Each head of a polycephalic animal has its own brain, and they share control of the organs and limbs, though the specific structure of the connections varies between each case. In this case with two heads, the animal is bicephalic. Medically, such animals with such conditions are believed to have rarely lived beyond a few months.