A Minnesota man searching for mushrooms discovered something incredible: congealed fawns.
The Man found the stillbirth in May 2016 near Freeburg, Minnesota, about a mile from the Mississippi River. 19659002] According to Gino D & # 39; Angelo, researcher at the University of Georgia, who researched the deer, the animals appeared to have recently passed away and to be clean and dry
He said it believes that the two-headed beast is the first pair of bandaged calves reaching full term and then delivered by their mother, according to a press release from the University of Georgia
Since the only other examples of coalesced calves have been found in utero, these dead-born twins are a scientific marvel.
"It's amazing and extremely rare," said D & # 39; Angelo in the publication. "We can not even appreciate the rarity: of the ten million roes that are born each year in the US, there are likely to be abnormalities in the wild that we do not even know."
As a researcher at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory University of Minnesota Through a necropsy and MRI and CT scans of the body, they discovered that the female fawns had one body, but two separate necks and two heads.
When the lungs of the animals were placed in water, sank directly onto the ground ̵
Other anatomical abnormalities include two separate gastrointestinal tract (but only one connected to the anus), two hearts and extra spleen, but only one liver that was malformed according to ScienceAlert.com.
"Their anatomy indicates that the fawns have never been viable," said D & # 39; Angelo in the publication. "However, they were groomed and found in a natural position, suggesting that the hind is trying to take care of them after birth, and the maternal instinct is very strong."
D & # 39; Angelo is co-author of a study that describes the find in The American Midland Naturalist
] Taxidermists have hung up the bonded fawns on a green bed and let them look as if they wake up from a nap.
This mount is displayed in the offices of the Ministry of Minnesota Natural resources and a skeletal recovery are shown at the Veterinary Anatomy Museum of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, according to the local station KMSP TV.