- Lamb’s head had eyes, nose and mouth of human and only ears of a sheep
- It was born in village of Chirka, close to the Russian republic of Dagestan
- Sheep farmer Blasius Lavrentiev, 45, said he ‘nearly died’ when he saw it
Video of the animal (see below) shows an eerily human-contoured face, with a prominent nose, broad mouth, and a chin Jay Leno might admire.
The lamb was born in the village of Chirka and belongs to a 45-year-old farmer named Blasius Lavrentiev. He expressed some dismay at what he assumed were dim prospects for selling the lamb, but the Irish Mirror reported that he was offered a high price — well above market value — for it from a circus.
A veterinarian in the village attributed the deformity to an excess of Vitamin A in the mother’s diet, the Irish Mirror reported.
According to the site, Lavrentiev said: “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.”