Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Lion Monster Killed In Idaho
A Idaho hunter who tracked down and killed a mountain lion that attacked a local dog has stumbled upon a bizarre biological mystery.
Fish and Game officials released a photo of the hideous corpse that can only be described as monstrous. The feline predator had another set of fully-formed teeth and whiskers growing out of the top of its head. Wildlife officials say they have never seen a deformity like that -- but it's possible the teeth could be the remnants of a conjoined twin that died in the womb and was absorbed into the other fetus-- but which then grew on their own after birth.
Another explanation is a so-called "teratoma" tumor. This type of abnormality, whose Greek name translates to "monster tumor," can grow teeth and hair. In humans, it can grow fingers and toes. Ugh.