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He looks kind of like Ernest Borgnine.
July 26, 2008 10:16 PM   Subscribe

Remember Cy? Well, meet the world's first pigmonk. Or would that be monklet?

Apparently the piglet is drinking milk and not in bad health. "The piglet looks just like a monkey, with two thin lips, a small nose and two big eyes. Its rear legs are also much longer than its forelegs, causing it to jump instead of walk."

Other deformed animals to gawk at. As long as we're on the topic.
posted by miss lynnster (40 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I think they should name it Tripitaka.
posted by nudar at 10:35 PM on July 26, 2008


I call bs on the "EMF animals" (from the "Other deformed animals" link).
posted by luftmensch at 10:36 PM on July 26, 2008


I always knew this day would come.
posted by stavrogin at 10:41 PM on July 26, 2008


I'm kind of disgusted at myself when I consider the amount of money I'd be willing to pay for a two-headed turtle.
posted by Donnie VandenBos at 10:45 PM on July 26, 2008


It looks so surprised.
posted by longsleeves at 10:45 PM on July 26, 2008


I call bs on the "EMF animals"
The source of those pics looks a little shaky.
posted by nudar at 10:47 PM on July 26, 2008


D:
posted by Xany at 11:25 PM on July 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
posted by Knappster at 11:39 PM on July 26, 2008 [3 favorites]


Found a better photo.
posted by katillathehun at 11:39 PM on July 26, 2008


I was really hoping this was a pig that had been trained to "pray" like the chihuahua in Japan and not another damned picture of that freaky cyclops pig.
posted by crataegus at 11:39 PM on July 26, 2008


This pig isn't a cyclops tho. It has 2 eyes. 2 FREAKY ASS ALBINO-ESQUE EYES that will EAT YOUR SOUL.
posted by miss lynnster at 11:49 PM on July 26, 2008


He looks vaguely like a Disney character.

*shudder*
posted by yeoja at 11:50 PM on July 26, 2008


I've seen this movie.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:15 AM on July 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


aw. I was kinda hoping for an orange robed piggy, gently blessing his surroundings. Buddhists would worship it, Muslims would agree not to eat it, and Christians would agree that it looks delicious and Babe-like.

So I'm saying I thought we had world peace, is all.
posted by OrangeDrink at 1:17 AM on July 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


What, just one link to the pigmonk? Now I'm all curious.
posted by dunkadunc at 1:26 AM on July 27, 2008


Yeah, I remember Cy.
posted by redteam at 2:17 AM on July 27, 2008


Nudar: I think they should name it Tripitaka.

I think they should name it Pigsy and make it serve Tripitaka.
posted by No-sword at 2:59 AM on July 27, 2008


Well my thinking was Tripitaka was always having to stop Pigsy and Monkey from fighting; he balanced those two out. Thus this little guy is kind of a balance between and pig and monkey, hence Tripitaka.

OK that made no sense.
posted by nudar at 3:53 AM on July 27, 2008


Here are five more pictures.
posted by dgaicun at 4:19 AM on July 27, 2008


And let us all avoid any mention of a certain celebrity, belonging to a certain freakcult, with certain bullshitty legal proclivities this time around, folks.

Remember kids, only you -- and high-priced Hollywood lawyers -- can prevent holoprosencephaly gossip.
posted by dgaicun at 4:34 AM on July 27, 2008


Definitely going on eBay.
posted by XMLicious at 5:31 AM on July 27, 2008


We know that embryonic development can be affected by a relatively small number of genes. We've long known, for example, that various dog breeds are genetically indistinguishable, but display huge variations in appearance. So in theory, it should only take a minor mutation in the wrong gene to get an extreme phenotype.

But even knowing that, it's amazing to see how similar nature can make a pig look like a primate after just a single gestation.

Weird, kinda creepy, but thanks for posting this.
posted by kisch mokusch at 5:40 AM on July 27, 2008


... and that, son, is how Republicans evolved!
posted by markkraft at 5:50 AM on July 27, 2008


Yeah, chalk me up as another who thought this pig was going to be taking a vow of silence.

At least now I won't have to worry about him being baconized in a terrible tonsure-cutting "accident".
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:57 AM on July 27, 2008


please, don't link to that Chinese dog that looks like a human baby
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:42 AM on July 27, 2008


This 6 legged faun just had one of its two tails removed after a dog attack.

Now it looks like a freak.
posted by markkraft at 7:12 AM on July 27, 2008


Would someone please tell me what the hell "weaponize baconized" means?
posted by emelenjr at 7:21 AM on July 27, 2008


Oh my God, THIS DOG IS ADORABLE.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:58 AM on July 27, 2008


Still waiting for an octoparrot.
posted by A dead Quaker at 9:24 AM on July 27, 2008


Pollution sucks...
posted by zeoslap at 10:04 AM on July 27, 2008


i'm big on the pig.
posted by msconduct at 10:53 AM on July 27, 2008


If I were Mrs. Feng, I'd be wondering about Mr. Feng's noctural activities in the barn.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:44 AM on July 27, 2008


mmmm bacon.
posted by Auden at 12:00 PM on July 27, 2008


That's some pig.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:14 PM on July 27, 2008


Poor creature. Is he blind?
posted by chance at 3:42 PM on July 27, 2008


2 FREAKY ASS ALBINO-ESQUE EYES that will EAT YOUR SOUL.

Just like Noseybonk!
posted by five fresh fish at 6:34 PM on July 27, 2008


Okay, it definitely looks like a gobliny creature from a kids' fantasy movie I saw once, but darned if I can remember which one. Anyone?
posted by bettafish at 9:24 PM on July 27, 2008


But does it taste good?
posted by Pollomacho at 10:01 PM on July 27, 2008


I think they should name it Ash, as in "Can you please cremate my memories of having seen it?"
posted by kittyprecious at 12:36 PM on July 28, 2008


Okay, it definitely looks like a gobliny creature from a kids' fantasy movie I saw once, but darned if I can remember which one. Anyone?

It's sort of Ludo-ish.
posted by lysistrata at 8:44 AM on July 29, 2008


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