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Originally posted by JackofBlades
That seems probable. Several animals randomly grow horns. Cats, dogs, even humans
You should do a Google search on horned people. (i would but I'm tired)
BTW in one case this guy had a horn growing out of his........horn
And, no, I don't think a species or horned horses found themselves in a region that required that they return to the ocean. Evolution is based on necessity, and there is no need for a horse to start swimming and lose its legs. Also, it took two billion years for horses to get where they are now. It would take just as long to get back into the ocean. The oldest records we have of unicorns are biblical accounts, which go back at max 10,000 years (stretching it), which is not enough time for their unicorns to become our narwhals.
Originally posted by TheBlueSoldier
Great thinking Inanna, and a very interesting link between sources.
Anything is possible, so perhaps the unicorn somehow transformed itself into the Narwhal, while trapped in the ocean, in order to travel. The Narwhal bears a few similarities to the unicorn too. They both are snow white, have long horns, and very rare.