A Northampton woman made an unusual discovery in her yard -- a deformed baby cardinal with two heads and three beaks.
April Britt says she found the bird near the base of a tree
Monday and returned it to its nest.
The 67-year-old Britt said the bird apparently couldn't eat without
assistance from the adult birds. The middle beak didn't work well
and the other two didn't appear to be connected to the bird's
A scientist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society says animals
with such abnormalities rarely survive birth, making the find all
the more unusual. He says the deformities could have been caused by
genetic or environmental factors.
The baby and adults were gone by Tuesday.