Equilibrium Punctuated!

Part pig, part monkey, the twain have met. Where's an intelligent designer when you need one?? If this combination had some large evolutionary benefit, perhaps Stephen J. Gould might be stirring even now as evolutionary equilibrium gets a shot in the arm!

So, who wants to name the new species? How about Oinkzilla? Piggus Homini? Pan Domestica? Sus Troglodyte???

I see a Disney movie in the making. Although the family may have wanted to get rid of it, the innocence of a child steps in:

Feng's wife said the monkey-faced piglet was one of five newborns of a sow which the family had raised for nine years.

"My God, it was so scary. I didn't known what it was. I was really frightened," she said.

"But our son likes to play with it, and he stopped us from getting rid of it. He even feeds it milk."


yunshui said...

This was a bad picture to see whilst listening to the Radio 4 adaptation of The Island of Dr Moreau...

The Exterminator said...

With a face like that, I'm thinking it will grow up to be a NASCAR fan. That is, if it's nurtured through its formative stages with enough country music. And someone ought to tell that kid not to bother with the milk; the creature needs a daily dose of Bud.

Here's my suggested species name: Homosus Deliverancius.

The skepTick said...

Oh Lord...here comes that banjo tune again!