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Incredible moment two headed lizard like Game of Thrones!!


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It looks more like  from the TV series Game of Thrones, only this two headed lizard is just a couple of inches long.

The rare two-headed lizard hatched from a clutch of eggs being incubated by a reptile breeder in Birkenhead in the Wirral,UK.

The tiny leatherback bearded dragon has two separate heads but shares the same body, legs and tail.

Two headed lizard like Game of Thrones
The baby lizard (shown above) hatched with two heads attached to the same body in a condition known as polycephaly. It occurs when a single embryo splits in two and then becomes fused together again. Animals with the rare condition usually die within a couple of months

The baby lizard (shown above) hatched with two heads attached to the same body in a condition known as polycephaly.

Known as axial bifurcation, the condition occurs when a single embryo splits in two. Then becomes fused together again as they develop.

ANCIENT REPTILE WITH TWO HEADS 

In 2007 scientists unearthed what might be one of the most surprising fossils ever discovered – a marine reptile with two heads.

The creature swam in the oceans at a time when the dinosaurs were still alive.

It is thought to be the earliest known occurrence of a birth defect known as axial bifurcation, a form of polycephaly.

The creature, called Hyphalosaurus lingyuanensis, died at a young age around 120 million years ago.

Not only did it have two heads but also two necks extending from a single body. 

Scientists believe it may have been just a hatchling and died shortly after being born. 

Lizard breeder Stephen Evans thought two lizards were emerging from the same egg when he checked the incubator but was further surprised when it turned out the two heads peaking out, as shown above, were attached to the same body

He said originally he thought there were two lizards emerging from one egg when he noticed the heads begin to poke out from the shell.

He said: ‘I’d checked the incubator, we’d seen two heads and assumed they were twins, which can sometimes happen.

‘I’ve looked online and I think there’s only ever been three or four cases of bearded dragons being born with two heads.

‘It’s certainly not common and I don’t think any of the other babies born from the clutch of eggs will be born with two heads.

‘Other than the fact it has two heads it seems to be healthy and strong – it hatched on its own and that is a good sign. The two heads move independently and it does move about normally.’

Mr Evans and his wife Jodie keep nearly 50 bearded dragons and specialise in breeding lizards with rare colours and unusual patterns.

The two-headed lizard was part of a larger batch of bearded dragons Mr Evans had been breeding for sale. The creature is shown above alongside two of its siblings. It will be kept separately from the other animals, however, in an attempt to keep it alive

The two-headed lizard was part of a larger batch of bearded dragons Mr Evans had been breeding for sale.

The creature is shown above alongside two of its siblings.

It will be kept separately from the other animals, however, in an attempt to keep it alive

However, animals with polycephalys rarely survive for long.

For example, two headed snakes usually die after only a few months.

It is not clear why polycephaly may occur but there has been some speculation that inbreeding can make it more likely.

Although a fearsome looking creature, bearded dragons are popular pets and rarely grow more than half a metre in length. The little two-headed hatchling, shown above, is still just a couple of inches long and it is unclear how it will cope as it matures

Although a fearsome looking creature, bearded dragons are popular pets and rarely grow more than half a metre in length.

The little two-headed hatchling, shown above, is still just a couple of inches long and it is unclear how it will cope as it matures

‘My friends and family have all been sharing it, I think everyone is shocked.

It’s my birthday tomorrow and it might have been an early birthday present. 

‘I’ve already bought a lottery ticket because my luck must be in.’

The two-hearded bearded dragon (pictured) has been named Olaf after the snowman cartoon character from Disney's hit film Frozen

The two-hearded bearded dragon (pictured) has been named Olaf after the snowman cartoon character from Disney’s hit film Frozen

Both heads of the tiny bearded dragon are moving and drinking independently, giving hope that the creature may survive

Both heads of the tiny bearded dragon are moving and drinking independently, giving hope that the creature may survive


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