So rare as they are becoming myth, surviving hydras live in places near inaccessible to man, and are usually discovered by accident. Unlike the popular depiction of the many-headed hydra, sprouting two heads for every one cut off, the beast normally only has one upon discovery, as excess heads are often removed by the hydra itself, if they do not drop off naturally. A very old hydra may sustain two heads. Due to its biological quirks, hydras are immortal unless the heart is burned. One may eat the meat of a hydra, which is said to be passably tasty in ancient Mylaran texts.