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Two-Headed Pheasant
The BBC is on the hunt for a two-headed pheasant, after a photo of one, supposedly taken on the grounds of Himley Hall, near Dudley, was sent to them. The problem is, there are no one-headed pheasants living at Himley Hall, let alone two-headed ones. The BBC suspects a hoax:

an artist from Birmingham said the bird looked remarkably similar one of her creations. Annabel de Vetten, who used stuffed birds for the works, gave one away as a present and another has gone missing. She said the one given away could be in the hands of the people responsible for a hoax in 2004 which led people to believe a crocodile was loose in nearby Kingswinford.
Categories: Animals
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jul 08, 2008
Comments (4)
It does look like two birds side-by-side to me.
Posted by hulitoons  in  Abingdon, Maryland  on  Tue Jul 08, 2008  at  11:36 AM
There's a BBC video here showing other views of the two-headed pheasant (definitely a single bird with 2 heads, not 2 birds side-by-side), but its pose suggests taxidermy rather than a living oddity.
Posted by Sarah  in  Chelmsford, England  on  Wed Jul 09, 2008  at  02:56 AM
I just want to know how come I don't have cool friends who can give me two-headed pheasant taxidermy.
Posted by MadCarlotta  in  Canada  on  Sun Jul 13, 2008  at  06:36 PM
I'll be your friend, dear Mad Carlotta! smile Glad you appreciate my work! Anna
Posted by Annabel de Vetten  in  Birmingham, England  on  Tue Sep 09, 2008  at  02:13 PM
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