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June 12, 2013

Pa. woman digs up two-headed piglet

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MEADVILLE, Pa. —

Whitenack found no incisions on the animal upon her initial examination.

“We’ll thaw it out, probably by the end of fall or early winter,” Whitenack said. “Even if it’s completely liquefied inside, we can strip off the skin and everything and display the skeleton.”

Not only would the display serve as an educational tool for students, she predicted, the skull should look pretty cool too.

As for the piglet’s developmental origins, Whitenack also speculated it may have experienced an incomplete embryonic separation, with its resulting deformity not unlike the formation of a conjoined twin.

While a mutated piglet wasn’t the first object found in the dirt on Wood’s property, Reagle said it’s certainly the strangest.

“We’ve found old coins and a lot of things not worth anything, but this is something else,” Wood said. “Heaven knows what we’re going to find next.”

Story from the Meadville Tribune.

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