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    About a mountain lion that was shot and found to have teeth growing out of its head. This is the first time I had ever heard of a "teratoma". Be careful Googling that




    Deformed mountain lion mystery - CNN.com

    (CNN)A hunter tracking down a mountain lion has stumbled upon a biological mystery.

    Fish and Game officials say a male mountain lion involved in an attack on a dog near Preston, Idaho, was killed last week near the Utah border.
    What the hunter discovered after examining the corpse can only be described as bizarre, even monstrous.
    A photo released Thursday by Idaho Fish and Game shows the big cat had another set of fully-formed teeth and whiskers growing out of the top of its head. Wildlife officials say they have never seen a deformity like that -- but have offered up several theories.
    They say it's possible the teeth could be the remnants of a conjoined twin that died in the womb and was absorbed into the other fetus. They then grew on their own.
    Another explanation is a so-called "teratoma" tumor. This type of abnormality, whose Greek name translates to "monster tumor," can grow teeth and hair. In humans, it can grow fingers and toes.
    Mountain lions are common, though rarely seen, in Idaho and can be legally hunted. They usually prey on deer, elk, moose and other wild animals but sometimes attack domesticated pets and livestock.

    CNN's Artemis Moshtaghian contributed to this report

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    Poor guy.
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    Mo, you've never heard of women who think they're pregnant, and in reality have a teratoma, a mass of hair and teeth?

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    um ive seen that at work in the lab. ovaries come out looking like pube balls with molars growing out of them. its awesome!!!!!

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    I've had an ovarian dermoid tumor removed. Hair and teeth -- FREAKY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moongirl View Post
    Mo, you've never heard of women who think they're pregnant, and in reality have a teratoma, a mass of hair and teeth?
    Nope. Maybe I did and my brain wouldn't allow me to remember it, though.

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    I am thankful the internet wasn't in full swing when I was in school. We studied these and tried to find as many photos as we could in our text books. I'd have wasted weeks of my life if I could have googled.

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