A rare turtle was found in a routine sea turtle nest inventory check at a South Carolina beach found a rare discovery. South Carolina State Parks shared two pictures of the turtle and said the discovery was made when the Edisto Beach State Park's Sea Turtle Patrol was out doing a routine nest inventory after having identified a major emergence.
The post showing that the two-headed hatching is the result of genetic mutation as other two-headed sea turtles have been found in South Carolina in past years. The patrollers and volunteers took photos of the two-headed hatchling along with others. They were later released into the ocean. This isn't the only sea turtle story that has caught the attention of animal lovers around the world in the past few months.
Let us tell you that 'Lou' is an olive ridley turtle who lost two of his flippers after a fishing net accident. Due to the injuries sustained from getting caught in the fishing net, his front left flipper and back right flipper had to be removed. Following the incident, he was sent for complete rehabilitation, which meant he wasn't able to swim like before. But after five years of treatment and recovery, Lou proved he was a fighter. He learned to swim again and was released back into the wild in Australia in December 2020.