This unsettling video shows a Venezuelan man hold up a newborn mutant piglet with an uncannily human-like face.
The bizarre birth, which took place in the area of Quebrada Arriba in the municipality of Torres, is said to have shocked residents and other farmers in the region.
Locals said the mutant piglet was born with “human eyes” and hair.
In the footage, an unidentified man is seen holding the deformed and snoutless pig in a blanket before lifting it up to the camera.
A woman in the background says: “It is over three hours old,” and then adds, “It also has hair!”
The mutant pig was born in a litter of normal pigs and, unlike other mutant births, was not stillborn despite its obvious deformities, local media reports.
It is still unclear what caused the piglet to be so badly deformed but in other South American countries it has been linked with the excessive use of pesticides.
The bizarre video has gone viral in Venezuela where it caused a considerable stir.
After watching the clip, a social media user said: “It is clearly a mutation. It would be terrible if the authorities do not look into what happened to the animal’s genetics.”
Someone else said: “Food is so bad in Venezuela that even the animals do not have enough vitamins and minerals to give birth to healthy offspring!”
A third viewer wrote: “Horrific, it is so ugly!”
The piglet is still alive but it is not clear what will happen to it and whether its facial deformities will arise to breathing problems.