A bizarre video shows a baby turtle with two heads and six legs found in China’s Shanxi Province. This only proves that the world is full of uncanny creatures that have yet to be discovered.
Wong an owner of a fish and flower shop in Shanxi Province of China was the first to spot the mutant turtle upon returning from a wholesale market after buying a box of Brazilian turtles. Surprisingly he found a baby turtle with two heads and six legs among the other turtles. However, the little red-eared slider can move and eat like just like the others, and the eyes are blinking.
Wong, bought the mutant turtle unknowingly that has got a lot of people glued to it because of its two heads and six legs. The discovery has drawn neighbors to his shop but most of them said: ‘I haven’t seen the turtle with two heads.’
The researchers belonging to the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Medicine and Life Sciences have reportedly told Chinese media that the abnormality in the turtle was ’caused by genetic mutation, just like a human.’
The mutant turtle is a red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), also known as the red-eared terrapin, is a semiaquatic turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. It is a subspecies of the pond slider. It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States and is also popular as a pet in the rest of the world. It has, therefore, become the most commonly traded turtle in the world. It is native to the southern United States and northern Mexico, but has become established in other places because of pet releases, and has become an invasive species in many areas, where it outcompetes native species. The red-eared slider is included in the list of the world’s 100 most invasive species.