You’d certainly have to look twice if you saw this little porky chap eyeing you back from your bacon sandwich…
Aside from the practicalities in such a situation of wondering what the butcher was playing at when he sliced the rashers to leave a whole two-faced pig’s head in the packet, it cannot be denied that this two-headed piglet is a fascinating sight.
Born at a farm in Shihu Town, part of eastern China’s Jiangxi Province, Deng Xiaochun says this battered sausage to be was just one from a litter of sixteen piglets.
Blessed with two noses and mouths, but with only one ear and one eye on each head, the farmer also noted that the hind legs were much longer than its forelegs.
Deng said: “I’ve been raising pigs for more than ten years, but never saw such a weird one.”
Farmer Deng Xiaochun with the mother pig and the rest of the litter of piglets
Sadly, the little oinker died shortly after birth.
Some locals believe the piglet’s birth was a bad omen as a six-legged piglet was born at Deng’s farm just a month ago.
But was one of those locals a concerned all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet restaurant proprietor worried about the competition?
Oh, and we mention our previous tale about the pig with the face of a monkey? You’ll want to check that out, but possibly not wish to smother it in brown sauce.
And click on the video below – chop, chop – to see a video of another two-faced piggy.