The little unicorn himself.
While some are calling it a “genetic flaw”, I’m calling it a unicorn. It seems that a one year-old Roe deer is romping around a nature preserve in Italy, with only one horn in the center of its head. You know that that means, don’t you? He’s a unicorn!
Apparently, the little guy’s twin brother is not a unicorn bearing the double horns common to Roe deer. Calling this a first, one researcher said that these anomalies among deer “may have perpetuated the myth of the unicorn” (full story).
Myth? Whatever. Little girls and I know that unicorns are absolutely real…and now we have photographic proof. While most unicorns are portrayed as horse-like creatures, apparently they can look like deer as well. Unicorns are incredibly hard to photograph, so who knows how many species actually exist?
Here’s another bogus quote from the article, “Single-horned deer are rare but not unheard of — but even more unusual is the central positioning of the horn, experts said. ‘Generally, the horn is on one side (of the head) rather than being at the center. This looks like a complex case,’ said Fulvio Fraticelli, scientific director of Rome’s zoo.” There’s nothing complex about it–he’s obviously a unicorn. These empirical scientific types have no imagination.
Being a mammal, the narwhal could be a nautical unicorn.
Then to make believing in unicorns should even sillier the “news” article concludes with this, “Other mammals are believed to contribute to the myth of the unicorn, including the narwhal, a whale with a long, spiraling tusk.” There are many troubling insinuations in this statement.
First of all, they’re using the m-word again (“myth’).
Second, a narwhal? Is that they best they can do? Well, ha, the narwhal could be a nautical unicorn, ever think of that, smart guys?
Third, isn’t a unicorn a creation with a long, spiraling horn or tusk? Perhaps we need to expand our definition of “unicorn” a little bit. But, of course, lacking imagination, some people can never see the obvious.