Five-legged lamb stuns farmer

March 31, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A sheep farmer was stunned when this baby lamb was born – with FIVE LEGS.

Five-legged lamb stuns farmer

The animal was born with the extra limb last Wednesday at Bosworth Farm, Malvern, Worcs.

Farmer Julie Page, 48, said: ”The lamb was born in a field and as I approached I could see it dragging something around.

”I thought he had trodden on something but when got closer I could see he had an extra leg.

”I’ve been farming all my life and I’ve never seen anything like it.

”We think the lamb must have absorbed a sibling or it was some kind of genetic defect but was extraordinary.”

Five-legged lamb stuns farmer

Sadly the lamb, nicknamed ‘Jake’, died after it had an operation to have the leg amputated last Friday.

Julie said: ”The leg had to come off because it was better for the lamb – it had a blood supply and would have caused problems later in life.

”Unfortunately he didn’t come round after the operation because there were complications.”

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  1. A shame it lost it’s life :(

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