A farmer was stunned when his sheep gave birth to a mutant lamb with no nostrils and a bizarre human-like face.
The creature has no upper lip or nostrils, but a strange human head with large ears.
Farmer Mustafa Tuzlak said the deformed beast was born along with two healthy lambs on his farm in Killik, Turkey.
He told the Turkish newspaper Haberler: “This is the first time I have seen anything like this. I didn’t know what to do. “
The odd boy had a hard time sucking his mother’s milk – but determined to keep him alive, Tuzlak began to bottle-feed him.
The farmer also said the lamb had trouble breathing because of the missing nostrils.
Tuzlak said, “My curly sheep gave birth to three lambs two days ago. One of the lambs had no upper lip and no nostrils. I didn’t know what to do with it.
The animal’s head was like a human head. Since it lacked an upper lip and nostrils, it had difficulty feeding its mother’s milk.
“We tried to milk the sheep so that we could feed the lamb with breast milk, but that was not enough.”
Unfortunately for Tuzlak, the lamb did not survive and was found dead shortly after birth.
He said, “A vet was going to check him, but we found him dead in the barn with his mother at night.”
According to Alasehir agriculture and forestry official Umit Sonmez, these situations can arise when the sheep are only reared with a single ram from the same herd.
He said, “To prevent such incidents, it is necessary to get rams from other herds every two years.”