The Huffington Post David Moye First Posted: 04/04/13 EDT Updated: 04/05/13 EDT
What do you name a two-headed turtle that is barely the size of a quarter?
For Todd Ray, owner of the Venice Beach Freakshow in Los Angeles, the answer was obvious.
"I've never seen a turtle so little," he told his wife, Danielle, on the season finale of the AMC reality series, "Freakshow." "You know what I'm going to name them? Teeny and Tiny, the teeniest little two-headed turtle in town."
The reptile in question is a two-headed razorback musk turtle that is about the size of a quarter.
One head of the two-headed turtle is named "Teeny" and the other is "Tiny." Ray says both sides are "adorable."
Ray is single-minded when it comes to two-headed animals, which is why his collection of them is the largest in the world, according toGuinness World Records.
"I have the largest collection of two-headed animals in the world and there will never be another person who tops it," he said. "I don't care how long the planet exists."
Ray has both living and dead specimens, many of which are on display at his Freakshow, but he sees them as something more than mere accidents of nature.
"When I first saw a two-headed animal alive, it made me realize they're like mythological creatures, but they're real," he said.
At times, Ray's willingness to go the extra mile to land a bizarre creature for his collection has shocked his wife.
"He told me he was going to buy a two-headed snake for $35,000," she said. "I thought he was out of his f***ing mind."