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A goat gives birth to a kid with eight legs

by - Published: at 11:29 am
Modified: May 2, 2014 at 11:30 am
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A baby goat with eight legs, which still has no name, has two fully healthy sisters. Veterinarians say that this probably a case of an undeveloped twin.

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“I counted his legs and I thought I was seeing things. Then I called my neighbour to make sure that I am not crazy,” said Zoran Paparic from Kutjevo, whom goat Sarka born three baby goats. With two healthy females he got the third, which was born with eight legs, and it seems that the goat has also both female and male reproductive organs.

“Everything is double with him. Goat Sarka, which I have had for three years, gave birth to a miracle of nature. This is her fourth time and she always has triplets,” said Paparic.

He immediately called the vet who told him that he do not believe that eight-legged baby goat will survive. The most critical period is the first week. If he survives it, said Paparic, it could live two to three years.

“He is trying to stand on his feet, but lacks strength,” he said.

Paparic said that his wish is that the kid survives so he could keep it as a pet. He added that in the neigbouring village, a few years ago, his friend’s goat gave birth to a goat with two heads.

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  1. They should simply do the humane thing and put it out of it’s misery. It will never survive, nor have a productive life. Most normal farmers would not call the newspapers to show this off, it would simply be put down. It is a genetic deformity that is not mean to survive. An accident of nature.

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