Published On: Fri, Aug 23rd, 2019

Argentina news: Two headed mutant cow born in ‘one of the world’s most unique cases’ | World | News

The poor double-headed calf was dubbed “one of the world’s most unique cases” because it survived for so long. The tragic animal was born at the Los Chimagons Farm in the town of Hilario Ascasubi near Buenos Aires, and was able to move both heads and breathe through both too in a harrowing clip of the creature that has been doing the rounds on social media. Sadly, it only lived for half a day.

Farmer Fernando Dumrauf said the mother of the calf was unable to feed it properly because “half of the body answered to one head while the other half responded to the other”.

He added: “I was told it was one of the world’s most unique cases because the calf lived for 10 to 12 hours and they normally die within a few minutes of being born.”

The 76-year-old said it was “incredible” when he checked on the pregnant mother and found the two-headed animal on the ground.

The calf was a mix of Aberdeen Angus and Polled Hereford cattle breeds.

Local news said the calf as inspected by a vet and members of the rural association Villarino Sur.

Mr Dumrauf said: “They told me it was a significant case and unusual for it to have lived for so long.

“They told me to take the calf to the freezer to preserve it as the authorities may want to study it.”

The news comes after a fisherman found his catch had two mouths.

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Initially, she thought it was nothing more than a larger fish.

She said: ““I actually commented, ‘I hope it’s as big as it feels!’”

But it was a trout with a double mouth found in a normal-sized lake.

Adam Facteau, spokesman for the Knotty Boys Fishing team of which she belongs to, said: “They were in disbelief, it’s just unreal.”

Ms Geddes added: “When we got it in the boat I couldn’t believe what I was seeing!”

She said the fish appeared to be “happy and thriving” despite having two mouths.

She and her husband took some photos of the fish and put it back into the water.

She said she suspects the mutation of the fish was down to pollution in Lake Champlain, which straddles the borders of New York and Vermont.

Mr Facteau added: “Lake Champlain is known as being a sewage dumping ground from Canada and Vermont.”

The pair said another theory could be that the other mouth was caused by a previous injury.

They suspected another angler may have caught the trout before letting it back into the water.

Mutations are permanent alterations in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene, such that the sequence differs from what is found in most people.

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