March 13, 2009

Pigs born without snouts

A southern China farmer said two otherwise healthy pigs were born without snouts on his farm.

Fang Lianseng said his two unique swine were born at his Jingcheng farm alongside several siblings with the normal pig facial features, The Sun reported Friday.

They look strange but their nostrils are inside their mouths and they breathe quite well, the farmer said.

Veterinarians said the pigs may have been born without snouts as a result of a genetic mutation or pollution.