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Old 08-03-2007, 02:21 AM   #1
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SEVEN-legged lamb!

From The Age:

A six-day-old lamb at a veterinary clinic on New Zealand's South Island bleated like any other newborn sheep. But this little lamb had seven legs.

Two of the extra legs hung uselessly behind the lamb's forelegs and it had three hind legs, one of them with two hoofs.

Farmer Dave Callaghan found the seven-legged lamb walking around in the paddock with its mother and normal twin sibling.

"I have never seen anything like that," he said.

But the lamb also was hermaphrodite and missing a portion of its bowel, meaning it was unable to pass feces, so it had to be put down.
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:32 AM   #2
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it had to be put down

I love things with extra legs.

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Old 08-03-2007, 08:34 AM   #3
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As soon as I heard "seven legged lamb", I thought "yeah, it'll be in New Zealand".

I feel a new wave of sheep jokes coming from my Aussie friends now.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:36 AM   #4
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That is just....... no words can come to mind.
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That's sad. I wonder how on earth that happened?
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Old 08-03-2007, 06:44 PM   #6
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That's sad and disturbing, but also fascinating.

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Old 08-03-2007, 07:17 PM   #7
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That's sad. I wonder how on earth that happened?
It's called polymelia and it is usually caused by an undeveloped conjoined twin.
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That's sad
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:22 PM   #9
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that's so sad too that it had to be put down i mean i obviously understand why, but it's still sad...
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spider lamb spider lamb does whatever a spider lamb does
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That thing would make one crazy sweater.
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Aww I agree with Khan that is really sad. Poor thing
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