Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Man-Sheep Born in Nigeria?

For the purposes of this blog I love the African news media. Where else can you read about mermaids, shapeshifting prostitutes, or goblin attacks? Certainly not here in the states. It's not that weird stuff doesn't happen over here, you understand, but to quote the iconic film Spinal Tap, "it's just not widely reported." Here's another one - back in January a supposed "half man, half sheep" was born in Nigeria.

The scene which took place at Fakon Idi Veterinary Clinic, drew thousands of onlookers that trooped out from different parts of the metropolis to catch a glance of the strange being.

It took the intervention of men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NCDSC) in the state to disperse the huge crowd who were demanding that the owner of the animal should come out to explain what led to the mystery birth even as they insisted that the owner must be probed and possibly executed.

Some of the onlookers who spoke with Daily Sun queried the occurrence that led to the discovery of the monster-like lamb, with many arguing that a man might have copulated with the animal.

Garba Aminu, a commercial motorcycle rider, averred: “This is an abomination in our land. To see a sheep give birth to a half human being is a mystery and that shows how terrible some people are. It is unimaginable that some people will be having intercourse with animals.”

The lamb does look pretty strange, but veterinarians had a more prosaic answer than a sheep-human hybrid. They explained that the lamb's mother was overdue and that there had been complications during the pregnancy that explains its appearance. This explanation failed to convince members of the crowd, who remained convinced that something unnatural had to be afoot.

Of course, what may have been overlooked in this case is intervention by space aliens. After all, it would take some pretty advanced biotechnology to merge human DNA with that of a sheep - especially while it was still in the womb. Does anybody know if the Grays routinely go around mutilating sheep, or do they just stick to cattle? Clearly, inquiring minds want to know.

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M.C. said...

How much you want to bet that the father is one of those Nigerian jackasses who keep sending those "Dear Sir, I am prince such and such of Nigerian royal family and I wish to engage you in a very lucrative business for which I will pay you umpteen millions of dollars as soon as you send me your back account number" emails

Ananael Qaa said...

If so, that man-sheep stands to inherit a whole lot of fake money. ;-)