On Tuesday the 11th in Amnity, Oregon a miracle came into the world – this miracle in the form of a two-faced kitten.
According to Yahoo News, the kitten was born into and is now a member of the Durkee family, who have affectionately named her “Deucy.” Apparently, after the birth had taken place the kids came running to their mother, Ms. Stephanie Durkee, exclaiming, “Mom there’s a kitty with two heads!” Quite naturally this took her by surprise and thought that surely they must be mistaken, but we now know that they were not!
After she was born the Durkees took her to the veterinarian. The vet proclaimed that she is healthy and strong.
Unfortunately, as a tribute to natural selection, the kitten was rejected by it’s mother. This being the case, the Durkees have been feeding her themselves with a syringe.
Although rare, there are other occurrences where this has happened before. Two-faced cats are known as Janus cats, which are named after a two faced Roman God. Let’s hope that Deucy is a fighter for some two faced kittens have been known only to last a few days.
Deucy Durkee is a happy and vet-proclaimed “healthy” kitten enjoying being a member of her new caring family.
The The Only Strange Kitty Born Recently
YouTube has become host to many a cat video over the years. This video ranks as one of a kind.
Cleyed the Cyclops, a one-eyed bengal tiger cub, lived only a short while. The cub faced tough odds thanks to a rare condition in the mother where the uterus was twisted around three times, reports the Huffington Post.
Additionally, the kitten was born without a nose.
It was the surgical birth of bengal tiger cubs which led to a recording of the event, and with it, Cleyed. After being surgically removed from the mother, Cleyed was cleaned off by another doctor who noticed the cub was a cyclops, or having only one eye.
Cleyed passed away moments after being born. His two sisters were delivered at the same time and are reportedly doing fine.
Video footage of Cleyed’s short life has been posted to YouTube. It currently has over 48,000 views this week.
Two-faced kitten born in Oregon