Saturday, October 13, 2007

Lieutenant Calf! You got five laigs!

Remember the game from Sesame Street? "One of these things is not like the others?"

Notice anything different about the middle calf? Well, besides the fact that he's relieving himself. Which he's not doing in this next picture. So, do you see it? Up by his shoulder?

We are sorry we couldn't get a better picture than either of these, but his mama wasn't going to put up with us for very long.

Just so you know, he seems perfectly happy, running along on four of his legs with the fifth one swinging from that attempted thigh growing out of his back.

Thank you, Farmer L, for taking us out into the pasture for a visit. We appreciate knowing that this is the first time an extra leg has ever occurred in your decades-long farming career, as well.

But we wish Mama Cow had let him have his close-up.


Diane said...

"great calves"

Tiria the Shadow Princess said...

wow. those look big and smelly. do they like cats?

The Shadow Princess

Cynthia said...

I have heard of this (usually that's a part of another cow that got resorbed into the one that is left over)but I have never seen it. Thanks for the pictures. It is very cool, and surprisingly, not a bit creepy.
prodigal aspersions cynthia

zorra said...

Four legs or five, if I were working that herd, I'd round him up just like the others. Mom says to tell you she enjoyed these pictures.


Art said...

That is weird!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

WOW! Do the other calves treat him differently? You know the reindeer were not nice to Rudolph cause he was different!

ppsstt.. you WON!

St. Casserole said...

Wow. Who knew?

zorra said...

Me (at the computer): Have you ever seen a five-legged calf?

The Scientist: No.(Firmly) And I'm not sure I want to.

Me: ...OK.

Well, one of us thought it was cool, anyway.