Two-headed fawnForget what the soothing timber of Richard Attenborough’s “Planet Earth” narration would have you believe. Because sometimes nature misses the mark and delivers a rare oddity that makes the rest of us say, “WTF?” Backing up the claim that wildlife is surprisingly metal AF, a 2016 discovery of a two-headed fawn recently became the first known case of a “conjoined two-headed white-tailed deer brought to full-term gestation and delivered.” While polycephaly is definitely not common, it’s also not as rare as most people believe it to be. From two-headed porpoises to a four-fanged Cobra, it’s clear that nightmare fuel exists all around us in the natural world.
In May 2016, a mushroom hunter discovered the recently-stillborn body of a two-headed fawn in a Minnesota forest. Stumbling across the twins a mile from the Mississippi River, the hunter then revealed his find to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources who froze the body until a necropsy could be completed.