An odd occurrence took place earlier this week – a lamb with a human face was born in a village near Russia, and while this little guy might look creepy, the owner is in love, and despite high-priced offers from circuses to buy the animal, he has decided to keep it.
The lamb was born in the village of Chirka and belongs to a 45-year-old farmer named Blasius Lavrentiev. After a challenging winter Lavrentiev was pleased to find out that he had a sheep close to giving birth, however, what came out sent him into shock, as he tells the Irish Mirror:
“We had quite a tough winter and when I noticed she was pregnant I was delighted as it meant I would be able to sell the lambs and start making some money again.
“But when I went down to see how it was going I nearly died from shock when I saw what looked like the hairy face of an old man staring up at me.
“Her parents are both normal looking sheep so I have no idea how she ended up looking like this.”
A local veterinarian has offered one possible cause for the deformity, stating that an excess of Vitamin A in the mother’s diet could be to blame.
Regardless of receiving offers from circuses to buy the special lamb that are well above market value, Lavrentiev says: “Whatever has caused it she’s a little beauty and I definitely won’t be selling her for anyone’s dinner table either as the buyers want her on display.”
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