A DEFORMED cow with two faces has shocked stunned onlookers at a North Queensland cattle auction
But buyers weren’t put off; he’s heading to an abattoir.
A cow with two faces has shocked stunned onlookers at a far north Queensland cattle auction — selling for $400.
It has a normal head just like any other cow, but on top is another face, which has one eye, a single tooth, and two working nostrils.
Pictures of the unusual-looking beast were posted on the Mareeba Saleyards Facebook page ahead of the sale.
Owners of the yard, where the cow was born, believe that an error in genetic engineering caused the deformity, and it’s believed the animal had no health issues relating to its bizarre look.
Social media was quick to react.
“I actually kinda feel sorry for it. I can’t imagine it’d be very comfortable and I’m sure it’d get in the way. And he’s probably pushed away by the herd,” one Facebook user said.
“It should have been sent to a uni vet lab or somewhere to be studied. Not sold for consumption,” another added.
The cow was sold to an abattoir for $400.