Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Two-headed Bearded Dragon: One Head Eats, The Other Drinks

When you're a collector of two-headed animals, you can't stop at just one.
Case in point: Todd Ray owns what is believed to be the largest collection of two-headed animals in the world, displaying many at the Venice Beach Freakshow in Los Angeles.
Although Ray already has a two-headed, six-legged bearded dragon named Pancho and Lefty, that will turn two in May, he couldn't turn down the chance to own a second one.
So the newest addition to his multi-headed and multi-limbed menagerie is Jeckyl and Hyde. The newcomer is like Pancho and Lefty -- a two-headed, six-legged bearded dragon -- but is younger and much smaller.
"They're about five months old," Ray told The Huffington Post. "They were born in San Diego and I heard about them, contacted their owner and they've been mine for about two months."
Jeckyl and Hyde may have two heads, but they're not of two minds when it comes to roaming around their cage.
"Hyde is actually a parasitic twin," Ray said. "He comes out of Jeckyl's side and his movement is restricted from the chest up."
At first Ray thought they were sharing a heart, but he now believes they each have one. However, Jeckyl does most of the digesting.
"Jeckyl does all the eating and Hyde only drinks water," Ray said. "I think Hyde ate crickets once. That's it."

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