CONCEPCIÓN – A stillborn cow with two heads and eight legs shocked farmers who dealt with the birth in Chile last week.
The dead calf was delivered in the town of Pisis, near Ranguelmo, in the central region of Biobio on November 2.
Victor Gutierrez Oviedo, a livestock nurse who has worked for more than 40 years in the trade, told The Sun that he had never seen anything like it.
Describing the discovery, he continued: “I realized that the legs that were outside (of its sack) were joined and so we decided to open it and found that it was a deformed baby.
“It’s the first time in my life that I have to attend a case like this, I’ve never seen it before.
He said: “At noon today I received a call from a neighbor, Carlos Romero Neira, who asked me for help to take care of the delivery of a cow that was having problems giving birth.
“And that’s why I’ve even been called by some institutes and universities in Chillan and Concepcion that want to come and look for the baby to study it, since they are very rare cases.”
Both the mother cow and the calf lost their lives during the difficult birth.
Investigations are now ongoing to look into how the calf grew that way in the womb.