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Paul Leeks
2008-Jun-17, 03:53 AM
hi ya!

checkout this deer with one horn!!I think it is a genetic anomaly and not a species.

it's at: www.news.com.au

the feature is: 'unicorn' born in captivity ,June 12 2008

and no I don't think that unicorns exist in a mythical context but Narwhals with one horn do exist and they are a species.

PL

01101001
2008-Jun-17, 04:02 AM
[...] but Narwhals with one horn do exist and they are a species.

Except that "horn" is a tusk, a tooth.

Wikipedia: Narwhal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narwhal)


The most conspicuous characteristic of male narwhal is their single, extraordinarily long tusk. It is an incisor tooth that projects from the left side of the upper jaw and forms a left-handed helix.

sarongsong
2008-Jun-17, 05:37 AM
"...It looks like a purple people eater to me.. (http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/lyrics2/nov_purplpe.html)."
- 1958

mahesh
2008-Jun-17, 10:33 AM
Thanks for the link, Paul Leeks, but I couldn't find the article. Will try again later.
But the one about the twins....just blew me away. I don't want to start a whole new.....i'll go away, try contain myself

SeanF
2008-Jun-17, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the link, Paul Leeks, but I couldn't find the article. Will try again later.
Try this link (http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23851265-13762,00.html).


But the one about the twins....just blew me away. I don't want to start a whole new.....i'll go away, try contain myself
Indeed. :sad:

mugaliens
2008-Jun-17, 04:58 PM
hi ya!

checkout this deer with one horn!!I think it is a genetic anomaly and not a species.

it's at: www.news.com.au

the feature is: 'unicorn' born in captivity ,June 12 2008

and no I don't think that unicorns exist in a mythical context but Narwhals with one horn do exist and they are a species.

PL

Oh.

And here I was thinking you were going to talk about the horn on your tractor...

:whistle:

sabianq
2008-Jun-17, 05:08 PM
2 words:
genetic mutation

Trebuchet
2008-Jun-17, 06:50 PM
The original link caused me to wonder if the Weekly World News had been reincarnated in Australia.

And of course, deer don't have "horns". They have antlers, which are quite different.

Kaptain K
2008-Jun-17, 08:31 PM
2 words:
genetic mutation

I doubt it, since it's twin has two.
More likely, a root cell got moved during gestation.

Graybeard6
2008-Jun-18, 04:18 AM
Trebuchet beat me to it, darn it! The story is confusing in that deer are not born with antlers (mama wouldn't like that).