A mountain lion was discovered with a set of teeth developing on its forehead.
The animal, killed in Idaho, was shown to scientists who said that they had never seen anything like it. According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the teeth could be remnants of a conjoined twin that died in the womb, or a tumor.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the animal attacked a pet dog, a few hours after which a hunter fatally shot the lion. The pet dog survived. The set of teeth, along with a set of whiskers on the left side of the lion’s forehead were found by the conservation officer who checked the animal’s body upon the shooting.
During winters, prey animals come down from the mountains, away from colder temperatures. Collecting around the edges of villages and towns, it can cause conflict between them and their human neighbors, the Telegraph notes.