Melbourne, Jun 27 (ANI): A lamb born with five legs and six feet on a New South Wales property, southwest of Sydney, has left many surprised.
According to the Macarthur Chronicle, Neil Falk, who found the peculiar looking lamb on his Tahmoor property shortly after its birth on June 14, says that this is the second time in his life that he has come across such an abnormality.
The lamb has four normal fully functioning legs, and an extra leg with two feet growing out of the back of its head.
"I went to a show years ago where we had to pay to get in and they had a sheep with five legs," the Daily Telegraph quoted him as saying.
"Everyone said the leg was sewn on or something but this one certainly isn't," he said.
Despite the additional limb, Falk said that the lamb was running around healthily and showing no signs of distress.
A spokeswoman for the Sydney University veterinary facilities at Cobbitty said that the lamb's condition was extremely rare.
"There's lots of things that can cause the abnormality like genetics or toxins which impair the development of different stages of the foetus," she said.
"We don't see it very often but when we do see it it can sometimes be because of something the animal ate," she added.
Falk, who does not know what to do with the new lamb, said if it had been unwell he would have put it down but he was happy to keep it around while it remained healthy. (ANI)