This past Thursday in Sultanpur India, an unusual story has crowds of people rushing to see and worship a goat born with two eyes in a single socket.
The farmer, who had been mining goats for years, said he had never seen anything like it. What an unusual face that does not resemble that of a goat at all.
Did you notice how long its ears are? They appear to be twice the length of a normal goat. And its nose and mouth all are mishappened.
An oddity of nature for sure.
The above image or a normal goat as compared to the newborn with two eyes under one lid. The newborn does not even resemble a goat. Normally goats’ eyes are smaller and located on the left and right sides of the face.
In the case of this newborn, one is forced to wonder what genetic mutation caused the eyes to migrate toward the center of the forehead and emerge from one lid.
The story continues, that the owner, who did not want to be identified, said: “The people from the neighboring village have now flocked to our home and are asking us if they can worship it.
“We all think this is a miracle of God and we think this is Lord Brahma [creator god in Hinduism] who has taken birth in our home in the avatar of the cow.”
Despite villagers’ awe of the mutant calf, vets have rubbished claims of a miracle, stating the abnormality is due to a biological birth defect called cyclopia.
I find looking at it a bit frightening. The eyes are large and black and, in this photo, seem to stare at you with a menacing look.
Generally, animals born with cyclopean conditions do not survive for long periods of time.
Perhaps we will receive an update as to how this unusual animal is doing. The villagers want to worship it, if that is allowed, it seems it will have a good life.