Nature can be equally terrifying as it is amazing. A perfect example of this is a poor little piglet who was born this week with a severe deformity that makes it look disturbingly human. Redditor KlNG1337 posted a few pictures of the piglet. They are probably the freakiest thing you”ll see all day.
Warning: The following images may be considered disturbing and graphic in nature.
Commenters on the social news sharing site speculated that the animal was suffering from a form of holoproscencephaly.
Holoproscencephaly is a condition where the face stops forming, and never fully comes together. It can also work the other way, where the face is over-formed and squished together.
That weird looking appendage on the top of the piglet”s head is actually its nose. Because of the deformity, the nose never fully formed and moved to its proper place on the face.
There”s no word on whether this particular piglet survived, and if so, for how long. Life with holoproscencephaly is not an easy one for any animal.