Stranger than fiction. A Utah family found this pair of conjoined baby robins:
Turns out it was not a genetic mutation. Somehow, a plastic thread lodged between the two nestlings after they hatched and as the skin and feathers of the two birds grew, they were literally woven together.
A veterinarian separated them – one is doing well, the other in critical condition. I hope both little ones can survive…
Hope is the thing with feathers
that perches in the soul
And sings the tune – without the words
And never stops at all.
– Emily Dickinson