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IMAGES OF STRANGE ENCOUNTERS, ABNORMALITIES, AND UNUSUAL BEHAVIOR IN ANIMALS.
Brewer’s Blackbird with an abnormal beak.
“Florida’s wild hogs (Figure 1) are often referred to as feral hogs or swine and are of three general types. These include free-ranging swine that come from domesticated stock, Eurasian wild boar, and hybrids of the two. ”
Many don’t realize but many breeds of sheep naturally have tails (there are also quite the handful that have shorter, or rat tails). These tails are often docked in most countries and among most breeds, making the sheep resemble how we are used to seeing them.
25% of sheep breeds however belong to a group called “Fat-Tailed Sheep”, and it is not customary to dock their tails. In fact, the tail fat is considered a delicacy in some cultures.
This sheared fellow is of the long tailed variety. The animal lives in Saudi Arabia.
“These cows are ‘double muscled’ a mutation fairly common in Belgium.”
Piebald Reindeer.
Piebald Northern Bald Ibis.
A young African Lion hunting an adult Cape Buffalo.

swaguanine said: i don't understand one thing about leucism, if leucistic animal lacks all pigments why do they mostly have normal eye color?

Good question.

Leucistic animals aren’t always lacking all pigment. Leucism by definition is just a reduction of pigment. It is actually more common for the pigment reduction to be limited to certain places or only partially apparent. Because of this an animal who is leucisitic could still retain many regularly colored body parts.

Eyes in particular though are from an independent developmental origin—not the neural crest. This means they are more often than not affected by the leucistic lack of pigments.

apricotjamm said: Hey I only just saw your reply to the cross fox. I can't believe I used capitals and wanted to say sorry and thanks for re-educating me.

It’s all good! As long as we’re all learning, I am happy.