Goat ‘born with the face of a hu­man baby’

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A FARMER has spo­ken of his shock after he found a new­born goat had the face of a hu­man baby.

Ibrahim Basir shared pic­tures of what peo­ple have claimed is a fawn — the myth­i­cal fu­sion of goat and hu­man — after it was born in the vil­lage of Felda in south­ern Malaysia. The kid did not last long after its birth and its car­cass has now been handed over to the Ve­teri­nary Ser­vices Depart­ment.

Vil­lagers of­fered Basir (63) money for the car­cass, but in­stead, he de­cided to hand it over to the ex­perts to en­able them to carry out an in­ves­ti­ga­tion on the strange-look­ing kid.

Ibrahim told lo­cal me­dia he was ini­tially shocked when he found out that one of his goats had given birth to a kid that had the fea­tures of a hu­man baby.

He said he was ear­lier in­formed by one of his farm­work­ers, Ja­maludin Ab­dul Sa­mad, 50, that some parts of the baby goat looked like a hu­man in­fant.

He said: “When I went to check, I was quite shocked but fas­ci­nated too as its face, nose, short legs and even the con­di­tion of its soft body seemed like that of a hu­man baby, whereas the light brown fur cov­er­ing its whole body re­sem­bles that of a goat.”

He added that de­spite the fea­tures, the fawn-like crea­ture did not have any um­bil­i­cal cord.

Ibrahim said he be­lieved it was tram­pled by its mother, and added: “We kept the car­cass in a poly­styrene box filled with ice cubes be­fore tak­ing it to the dis­trict ve­teri­nary of­fice at around noon yes­ter­day.” — Mir­ror

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