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Two-faced kitten born in Oregon

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
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Deucy, the two-faced kitten (Guardian)

You're not seeing double. Again.

A rare, two-faced kitten was born in Amity, Ore., on Tuesday. Stephanie Durkee, the owner of both the female kitten and its mother, took the two-faced cat to a vet, who say she's in good health. (She meows "loudly from both mouths," according to the Guardian.)

Durkee told Portland's KGW-TV the kitten—named "Deucy"—has been rejected by her mother, so she's been feeding her warmed kitten formula from a syringe.

"The kids ... came in and said, 'Mom there's a kitty with two heads,'" Durkee told Portland's NBC affiliate. "And I said, 'I think you guys are just tired, you're crazy, that doesn't happen.'"

Durkee, who plans to keep Deucy, says the kitten was born at "6:11 a.m. on 6/11 under the 'Gemini' astrological sign." Durkee said she "can’t help but wonder at the 'double' coincidences surrounding Deucy’s birth."

Two-faced cats—known as Janus cats, for the two-faced Roman god who also gave us the word "January"—are unusual but not unprecedented.

In 2012, a Port Charlotte, Fla., couple's cat gave birth to a two-faced male kitten. (They named him Harvey Dent, after the two-face "Batman" character.)

Harvey, though, died after two days.

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