10-week-old puppy from southeast Missouri has tail growing out of his forehead

Meet the 'unicorn puppy', the adorable pup with a 'tail' growing out of his forehead

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — This is quite a dog tale.

A 10-week-old dachshund mix from southeast Missouri has what looks like a tail growing out of his forehead, and his puppy dog eyes have taken the internet by storm.

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The puppy's name -- Narwhal -- pays tribute to the toothed whale that has a large tusk growing from its head that is actually a protruding canine tooth. However, some people on social media are calling him a "unicorn puppy."

NEW RESCUE!!! This puppy was just found along with another older dog. This puppy has a TAIL COMING OUT OF HIS FOREHEAD...

Posted by Mac the pitbull on Friday, November 8, 2019

"He's got an extra what looks like a perfect tail sitting in the center of his forehead," Brian Heuring, a veterinarian at Cape Small Animal Clinic in Cape Girardeau, told WFVS.

Narwhal was found earlier this month by Mac's Mission, an area rescue group, KDSK reported.

Officials from Mac's Mission took the puppy to the veterinarian, who said there was no reason to remove the growth, KVFS reported.

So far the tail in his forehead does not wag that we have seen. We have also named him “Narwhal the Little Magical Furry...

Posted by Mac the pitbull on Saturday, November 9, 2019

Since Narwhal's photo was posted Friday on social media, the pup has received thousands of comments and the original post has been shared numerous times.

Narwhal is not bothered by the tail, and he is unable to wag it.

The million dollar question about Narwhals extra tail on his face. Is it connected and does it wag? The extra tail is...

Posted by Mac the pitbull on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

"He is pretty much the most unique amazing example of what we do here, and we are so thankful to have the chance to be part of his journey," officials with the rescue said in a Facebook post.

Our Narwhal magical unicorn puppy has had so many great people checking in on him this morning. Here is what his normal routine is: being a puppy. BOL!! Love, MacKeeperOfTheUnicorns

Posted by Mac the pitbull on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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