Wednesday, June 11, 2008

An unusual unicorn

Among the many wonders of Italy, here is one unexpected:

The one-year-old Roe Deer - nicknamed 'Unicorn'' - was born in captivity in the research center's park in the Tuscan town of Prato, near Florence, Gilberto Tozzi, director of the Center of Natural Sciences, said. He is believed to have been born with a genetic flaw; his twin has two horns.

The quotation and the photo are from an article by Associated Press.

I am trying to decide if this poor deer looks attractive (a kind of visitation) or slightly pitiful. At least he will have little need to battle other stags in the wild.

What would our forebears have thought, if they happened to glimpse this animal in the woods of Italy?

If you're into deer pictures, check this out, too.

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