Two-Headed Bearded Dragon Born in England
June 26, 2015
Two-headed reptiles are not entirely uncommon. They probably happen more often than not. Stephen Evans of Birkenhead in the United Kingdom is lucky enough to have his pair of bearded dragons hatch out a two-headed beardie. Initially Evans thought that he had twins, but when it broke out if its shell he realized that the lizard was a conjoined twin.
Olaf the two-headed bearded dragon with its siblings.
He posted a photo of the reptile onto his Facebook page and like most interesting images, it went mini viral in the social sphere. The bearded dragon, named Olaf appears to be like any normal bearded dragon, with the exception that it has two heads. Evans told the Liverpool Echo that it is healthy and strong and hatched out on its own with no assistance from him. The heads move independently and the rest of the lizard moves normally, he said.
Evans has been breeding bearded dragons for 17 years and currently keeps close to 50 Pogona vitticeps. It is safe to say that Olaf was probably the first two-headed beardie that Evans has bred.
John B. Virata keeps a western hognose snake, a ball python, two corn snakes, a king snake, and two leopard geckos. His first snake, a California kingsnake, was purchased at the Pet Place in Westminster, CA for $5. His first pet reptile was a green anole that arrived in a small box via mail order. Follow him on Twitter @johnvirata