Two-Headed Diamondback Terrapin Update

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Two-Headed Diamondback Terrapin

The two-headed diamondback terrapin hatchling(s) discovered last August in Eastham on the Outer Cape (see Two-Headed Diamondback Terrapin Hatchling) is/are doing just fine in their winter quarters.  Luckily, they have been absolved of trying to survive this brutal winter burrowed under mounds of solid ice and crunchy mud.  During our visit to the Outer Cape on Tuesday to retrieve the juvenile Kemp’s ridley found in South Wellfleet (see Tropical Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle on Ice), we couldn’t resist the opportunity to visit these plucky critters to check on their progress.

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  1. […] Conjoined terrapin hatchlings emerged from a nest in Eastham on the Outer Cape in August.  These Siamese twins were first documented on Turtle Journal in the posting entitled “Two-Headed Diamondback Terrapin Hatchling” in late August and updated in mid-January in an article called “Two-Headed Diamondback Terrapin Update.”  […]