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Viral 'goat monster' is a genuine species

Posted on Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 | Comment icon 16 comments

What the heck is this thing ? Image Credit: YouTube / DNB Stories / Ahmed Ramadan
A deformed-looking goat-like creature seen in a recent viral video has turned out to be an actual goat breed.
With its disproportionately-shaped head and strange facial features, it's easy to imagine how this peculiar four-legged beast could be mistaken for something out of a horror movie.

As it happens however, it is in fact a real goat and this really is its normal appearance.

Known as the Damascus goat, this unusual species has been bred for its milk in the Middle-East for thousands of years.

Incredibly, in 2008, a goat named Qahr won the "Most Beautiful Goat" prize in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The original video, which was uploaded on to Facebook by Ahmed Ramadan, can be viewed below.

Source: Oddity Central | Comments (16)

Tags: Goat

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by paperdyer on 16 August, 2018, 19:24
Maybe its ancestor was scared by a camel.  The head sort of looks like a camel's from a certain angle.  Camels are great spitters, too.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Jon the frog on 17 August, 2018, 0:05
It's kinda scary ! It look like his head became a mess because it was shot with a rpg ! And this thing is a breed ! WOW !
Comment icon #9 Posted by openozy on 17 August, 2018, 6:42
One of them in your yard to keep intruders out.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Still Waters on 17 August, 2018, 9:46
 Damascus goat, that's a strange looking breed.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Orphalesion on 17 August, 2018, 17:16
I would have to lie if I said I didn't find the appearance of this Damascus Goat a little bit unsettling. But well goats, while also adorable and amazing can have that effect on some people even if they are the garden variety. It also looks pretty cool, makes me wonder why they don't use them in fantasy and scifi movies more? Why GCI an
Comment icon #12 Posted by Jon the frog on 17 August, 2018, 23:01
Have you seen that he have a good pair ? You are sure it was a girl ?
Comment icon #13 Posted by pallidin on 18 August, 2018, 4:22
When I first saw the vid on my small phone, I honestly thought the goat's  ears were it's eyes.
Comment icon #14 Posted by pallidin on 18 August, 2018, 4:26
Imagine mounting THAT head on your wall. Likely would scare the crap out-of any resident demons...
Comment icon #15 Posted by pallidin on 18 August, 2018, 4:31
Can I shrink its head and make a neck amulet?  
Comment icon #16 Posted by xYlvax on 20 August, 2018, 20:47
I was reading the comments wondering how bad it could be... That is one ugly creature. I thought it would be that Jersey Devil looking bat-fox creature.   

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