A goat born with a pair of eyes in its mouth and no nose is being worshipped as a god in India.
Locals in Muzaffarpur, north east India have been crowding around the creature to worship it like a deity.
The black and white baby goat has two eyes which are attached together on the inside of its mouth.
Locals in Muzaffarpur, north east India have been crowding around the creature to worship it like a deity
In India, such animals are considered to bring good luck and prosperity to whichever family worships it.
Video footage shows that locals desperate to pray to the tiny kid. Goats, cows or any animal born with one eye are considered to be sacred.
A woman in the background can be heard saying: ‘ I haven’t seen anything bizarre like this but only heard, God knows what it is.’
The owner, who wished not to be named, said: ‘Ever since the kid was born, the people had started crowding at my house and want to worship it, but we have refused as the kid is still in distress.
‘The villagers are considering it to be a miracle of God and believe it should be worshipped.’
The rare condition is called Cyclopia, when the two hemispheres of the brain do not separate.
This leads to the formation of a single central cavity with one eye, or sometimes partially fused eyeballs. The eyelashes and eyelids are absent, as is any true nose.
But these animals do not survive for long. In 2017, a truly one-eyed goat was born in Assam, which stayed alive for more than a week and was worshipped as sacred.
In India, such animals are considered to bring good luck and prosperity to whichever family worships it