A toddler who has grown a foot-long tail is being worshipped as a god in his home village.
Krishna Yadav, three, has become a spectacle with many believing he is the 'living incarnation of Bajrangbali', the Hindu Monkey God.
He was born with a lump of flesh on his tailbone which has grown into a real tail over time.
Dad Ramsundar Yadav said: 'I thought maybe it is a god's blessings and that my boy is actually an incarnation of the monkey god.
'But when we consulted the doctors, they told me that it is an unwanted growth that can be removed after a minor operation.'
People travel miles to see Krishna in Kukudi, Uttar Pradesh, India - and his neighbours say he has made the village famous.
His parents asked doctors to operate on the tail a few months ago - but Krishna mysteriously fell sick before the operation date.
Neighbours claim it is 'warning from the gods', his mother Kavita, 22, said.
She added: 'If we removed the tail, we may have to face the wrath of the gods.