A sheep gave birth to a dead lamb with a human-like face in a village near Izmir, Turkey.
The 29 year old vet Erhan Elibol performed a caesarean on the animal to take the lamb out and was horrified to see witness the striking resemblance of the lamb’s snout to a human face.
“I’ve seen mutations with cows and sheep before. I’ve seen a one-eyed calf, a two-headed calf, a five-legged calf. But when I saw this youngster I could not believe my eyes. His mother could not deliver him so I had to help the animal”
With typical ears of a sheep, the lamb had human looking eyes, nose and mouth.
Vets said that the rare mutation most likely occurred as a result of improper mutation since the fodder for the lamb’s mother was abundant with vitamin A, CNNTurk.com reports.
However this is not the first similar recorded case as a goat from Zimbabwe gave birth to a similar youngster in September 2009. The mutant baby born with a human-like head stayed alive for several hours until the frightened village residents killed him.
The governor of the province where the ugly goat was born said that the tiny goat was the fruit of unnatural relationship between the female goat and a man.
“This happening is very shocking. It is my first time to suppose such an evil thing. It is truly embarrassing,” he reportedly said. “The head belongs to a man where the body is that of a goat. This is noticeable that an adult human being was responsible. Evil vitality caused this person to lose self control. We regularly perceive cases of human beings any person who commit bestiality but this is the first time for such an conduct to produce a goods with human features,” he added.
The mutant creature was hairless. Local residents said that even dogs were afraid to approach the bizarre animal.
The locals burnt the body of the tiny goat, and biologists had no chance to examine the rare mutation.