Sunday, May 24, 2009

Deja Moo - The Feeling I've Heard this Bull Before

Calf in Colorado born with 7 legs, 2 spines
May. 23, 2009 12:44 PMAssociated Press

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - It's an unlucky No. 7 for a calf born with a few extra legs in Colorado.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today of Steamboat Springs reports that a veterinary hospital helped deliver a seven-legged calf Thursday. (Big deal. Steve Madden has been breeding turkeys with eight legs for years.)

The staff at the Steamboat Veterinary Hospital said the Black Angus calf, which was delivered by cesarean section, had two spines but one head. One leg also had two hooves.

The calf lived for only about 10 minutes.

Veterinarian Lee Meyring says the birth was an incomplete splitting of the embryo into twins.
He says he had previously seen a calf with a fifth leg, but the seven-legged calf was the most bizarre he has seen. (Dude. There was a kitten with TWO faces! That's pretty bizarre. He really need to start reading the Oddball News on Yahoo!)

The hospital says the calf's owners do not want to be identified. (However, the owner was identified as having a giant white ball for a head and was traveling with about a dozen tiny cowboys. See picture/video below).

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