A deformed lamb with human-like eyes, nose and mouth was born in a Russian village, and the creature was caught on video (footage below).
After the lamb was born in the village of Chirka, close to the Russian republic of Dagestan, it made strange grunting noises as it snuggled against its more normal-looking mother, according to the Daily Mail.
Sheep farmer Blasius Lavrentiev, 45, said: “We had quite a tough winter but 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.”
Lavrentiev told the Daily Express that a local circus offered him 10 times the normal price for a lamb, but he refused to sell the animal.
"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,” Lavrentiev said. “She’ll be staying with us until then.”
Last year, we reported on a similar story in which veterinary staff in a village near Izmir, Turkey, were left shocked after a sheep gave birth to a lamb with a human-like face.
It’s unclear what caused the unique deformity, but vets said that it most likely occurred because of an abundance of vitamin A in the mother’s feed.
Check out the video that was filmed in Russia:
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