A goat in Zimbabwe has given birth to a goat with the head of a human.
Villagers in Lower Gweru claim to have seen the bizarre goatboy which is said to have the head, face, nose, and shoulders of a human, with no fur covering them but the anatomy of a goat from the shoulders down.
The creature, which died shortly after it was born was described as so vile that even dogs were afraid to go near it.
“Normally, dogs like to play around a goat when it has just given birth. This time the dogs kept their distance. This is indeed a miracle that has never been witnessed anywhere,” one villager told the Zimbabwe Guardian.
The owner of the goat, a Mr Nyoni was so shaken up by the birth of the mutant that he contacted both the police and village leaders.
“It’s the first time that my goat did this. I have 15 goats and it’s this goat that gave me birth to most of them. My goats often give birth to sets of twins,” he said.
Local minister, Jason Machaya described the offspring as an abomination and believes that it is a result of human and goat copulation.
“This incident is very shocking. It is my first time to see such an evil thing. It is really embarrassing. The head belongs to a man while the body is that of a goat. This is evident that an adult human being was responsible. Evil powers caused this person to lose self control,” he said.
“We often hear cases of human beings who commit bestiality but this is the first time for such an act to produce a product with human features.”
In Roman mythology fauns were half man half goat woodland spirits. The Greek god Pan was also a faun, his image was later used to depict Satan, otherwise known as Morning Star.