A two-headed gator in Florida?

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS, Fla. -- Keep your eyes peeled for an unusual sight if you're down by the Hillsborough River in Tampa. You might catch a glimpse of a two-headed alligator!

Justin Arnold posted a photograph over the weekend that he claims is of a two-headed gator on the riverbank in Seminole Heights. Our sister station, WTSP News, has not been able to verify the authenticity of the photo and is waiting to hear back from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The condition, known as polycephaly, is more common than you might think in reptiles, although two-headed animals rarely live long. A two-headed albino snake was born in captivity in Florida a few years back, and last year a two-headed turtle dubbed "Thelma and Louise" was born at a Texas zoo.


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