Dog gives birth to mutant creature that resembles human being in Umbaúba, Sergipe, Brazil.
The city's population of Umbaúba, Brazil was impressed and shocked: the birth of offspring of a dog with human characteristics. Of the five puppies born, one that was born dead, had human hands and feet, besides the male genital organ.
According to the veterinarian John Farias, this is probably a genetic anomaly. "It is a disorder of chromosome at the time of formation of the fetus, which call Neoformacao Genetics, nothing more than that. There is the possibility that fetus has been generated from a sexual relationship of a man with a dog, because his sperm is totally different from the animal. The only chromosome that is similar to that of humans is the primate, anyway, it is impossible to fertilization, "he explained.
UPDATE: SEPT 2009
A bizarre creature has been born in Zimbabwe which looks like a human-goat hybrid!
With man-like arms, goat legs and an enlarged head, the creature died just hours after birth.
Experts are puzzled by the reports and photos published in African newspapers.
The creature, which died just a few hours after birth, had a huge head and a face that resembled a severely disfigured baby. The neck and shoulders were much like a a small human, but it had goat legs and a tail.
Residents of the village of Maboleni, where a goat gave birth to the creature, burnt the corspe in an attempt to rid the town of a curse.
A belief in ghosts is still alive and well in the region and the creature was taken as a sign of evil – perhaps even witchcraft.
But local Governor Jason Machaya (56) is sure, that it was a half-man, half-goat hybrid which was the result of bestiality: "A grown man was responsible for this."
Doctors, however say that it would be a biological impossibility.
No vet did not have a chance to investigate the mysterious creature, but based on photos he concluded the kid was suffering from hydrocephalus, also known as water on the brain.
The condition would have accounted for the abnormally large skull and for the chin, nose, ears and other body parts having shifted during development.