- Datar Singh found the rat when inspecting his soya crops on Tuesday August 7
- Astonished Indian farmer took rat 'in immense pain' home to remove the sapling
- Biology experts say it was a 'miracle' that the rat doesn't have any brain damage
This shocking footage shows a live rat with a sapling soya plant growing through it's body.
Experts are baffled by the freak occurrence, but have speculated that a soya bean seed could have fallen into an open wound and germinated.
Farmer Datar Singh had planted a soya bean crop in the Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh, India, earlier this year.
He was astonished to find a rat with a soya bean sapling growing from it's back when he inspected the crop on August 7.
Neighbours filmed the rat, which was said to be in 'immense pain', and Mr Singh removed the sapling after taking the rodent home.
They couldn't believe what they were seeing in the astonishing video and tried to turn the rat over by its tail to examine it.
Confused voices and the sound of pictures being snapped can be heard in the video taken by one of the neighbours who rushed to see the remarkable rat.
Farmer Mr Singh ruled out anyone playing a prank and said a soya seed must have accidentally fallen through an open wound of the rat and germinated from there.
Professor A Siddiqui, head of the department of biology at a college in nearby Barnagar, said: 'It's a miracle.
'Though the plant had grown in the region near the neck, there was no brain damage.'
Neighbours filmed the rat, which was said to be in 'immense pain', and Mr Singh removed the sapling after taking it home