I have never heard of this particular species of turtle before, but there’s something strangely appropriate about a turtle from the Lone Star State being called a Texas cooter.
From Boston.com Most unusually, animals born this way don’t usually survive long after birth.
2-headed turtle at Texas zoo gets Facebook page
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A two-headed turtle born last month at the San Antonio Zoo has become so popular that she has her own Facebook page.
Zoo officials say the Texas cooter, named Thelma and Louise for the female duo in the 1991 Oscar-winning movie, has been doing well.
Spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike (van SKYKE’) says the turtle eats and swims, and added that the two heads — named Louise Left and Thelma Right — get along.
The Facebook page on Sunday showed photos of the quirky reptile and imaginary conversations between the two heads.
The turtle hatched June 18. The animal is on display at the zoo’s Friedrich Aquarium.
The hilarity in this is that a Texas zoo named this creature Thelma & Louise. Perhaps the zookeeper is a Wendy Davis fan?
P.S. I should probably also point out that this turtle has a Facebook page and Geoff and I don’t. This is intentional.