Two-headed bobtail lizard found in Australia

It's been a while since we've had a decent two-headed animal on these pages. So, without further ado, we proudly present� the two-headed lizard.

The two-headed bobtail (a type of skink native to Australia, also known as the Shingleback) was rescued in Coogee, New South Wales, by workers from a reptile park.

Now housed at the reptile park in Henley Brook, Perth, it's doing well - despite the fact that two-headed lizards tend to not have very long life expectancies.

The lizard - which doesn't just have two heads, but has a set of forelegs on either side of each head - is even able to eat with both mouths.

The major downside of having two heads is that it makes moving around quite difficult, and the larger of the two heads has a tendency to try and attack the smaller head.

The bobtail's brother, who has just the one head, is also housed at the park.


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