It's a two-faced, four-eyed pig
Thursday, January 18, 2007
The recent barrage of two-faced (or otherwise unusually shaped) animals just won't stop coming.
Hot on the heels of the two-faced cow and the six-legged cow comes a new entrant in the odd animal hall of fame.
But unlike the previous examples, which have been hailed by Metro (if, admittedly, not by anybody else) as a sign of the imminent apocalypse, the birth of this two-headed pig in China is being hailed as a miraculous conception by the farmers.
The pig is widely seen as a symbol of fertility in China. And, what with 2007 being the Chinese Year Of The Pig, the unique porker is considered to be a blessing. Although, of course, it won't actually be the year of the pig until February 18.
The two-faced porker weighs in at 1.5 kilograms, comes with 2 mouths and 4 eyes, and was born in the small village of Quanzhou in East China's Fujian province on January 15.
Update for people who are having difficulty interpreting the picture: there's two snouts. In the middle, you can see two eyes very close together. On the each other side of the two faces, out of view, there's another eye. Hence the description 'two-faced, four-eyed pig'.