Picture This Legs of Lamb

A seven-legged lamb was born last Friday to a farmer in Methven near Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand. Veterinarian Steve Williams said he believed a misprint in embryo formation resulted in the lamb being born polydactyl -- in other words, with many legs -- a condition that occurs once in several million sheep. The lamb will likely be destroyed, Williams said, because it was born without a bowel and cannot pass feces. It can walk, using its two forelegs and three hind legs. The remaining two legs hang useless behind the lamb's forelegs.

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