A freak mountain lion was shot in Western Idaho last week…
And it has to be seen to be believed!
A mountain lion has been discovered in southeast Idaho with a second set of teeth growing out of its head.
The big cat was killed by an unidentified hunter last week in Weston, who then reported the animal’s bizarre deformity to the authorities, Idaho State Journal reports.
Experts have not been able to agree on the cause of the unusual mutation.
One theory is that the mountain lion’s extra set of teeth may be remnants from a conjoined twin which died in the womb.
Another is that it is a type of tumor called a teratoma which can sometimes grow other body parts such as hair, teeth, bones – even eyes.
Regional wildlife biologist Zach Lockyer told Idaho State Journal the unusual deformity had left experts stumped.