Yakkapult spawns Yak next to itself?

Opponent attacked my orb with a yakkapult; I had made sure to have no unoccupied lands next to it beforehand. A yak spawned several spaces away, next to his yakkapult. Is this a bug or just a poorly written card?

Hey, how recently did you get this bug? it existed at some point but I can’t replicate it while testing internally. it should have been fixed a year ago.

Just before I posted. It was a Pandora game… sorry, don’t remember who I was playing against, but it happened at least twice in that game.

There were two ocean spaces between the Yakkapult and my orb, and the yaks appeared on one of the plains next to the yakkapult.