Deformed Mountain Lion Had Fangs Growing Out of His Head

PHOTO CREDIT: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
PHOTO CREDIT: Idaho Department of Fish and Game

It sounds like a hoax: A mountain lion with a second set of teeth growing out of its forehead.

But the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has confirmed that the young male mountain lion legally shot south of Preston had a growth on its head with a full set of fangs.

The growth, which hints at the snout of another cougar, had small whiskers as well.

It came to the department’s attention after it was shot at by a landowner, who saw it attacking a neighbor’s dog. Although the mountain lion ran off, the hunter followed it into the hills with his hounds and eventually killed it.

The hunter had a valid license and tag and had reported it to the conservation office as required by law.

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SOURCE: Discovery News, Tracy Staedter