Mermaid baby

Nine-month-old Milagros Cerron has sirenomelia, a rare condition characterized by fused legs and feet. Peruvian doctors will try to separate Cerron's legs later this month. From a Reuters report:

MemaidbabyFrom the waist up, Milagros smiles and babbles like any healthy infant. Below the waist, her stomach merges seamlessly into her legs, which are joined all the way to her heels.

With her tiny feet splayed in a 'V', the impression of a mermaid's forked tail is complete.

The bones of both legs are visible and move separately, "as if she wanted to get free of this sack," (doctor Luis) Rubio said.

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