A sheep farm near, York UK, has hit the headlines after a lamb born with five legs was heading for the butcher's bench, but instead it did a runner!
The lamb was then caught by a passing vet who thought it was quite odd seeing a rather wobbly five-legged lamb heading for the gate of the farm! He decided to whip the extra leg off the lamb in a quick operation before the rare animal was sent again to the butchers because an extra fresh leg of lamb diced with mint is always nice for Sunday dinner!
The extra leg was saved for Sunday, and as a passing lamb lover heard of the rather weird animal, now with a leg less (not the alcoholic version), she asked if she could adopt the thing. The farmer agreed as long as he was mentioned in a rather strange national tabloid article re the lamb's leg, and a super "leg over" spoof written by ace spoofer, Jaggedone, who is always legless!
Now the happy owner of the once five-legged lamb is busy making sure it doesn't end up on someone's dinner plate because she is a vegan and that would never do!
As for the lambs fifth leg; the vet enjoyed it immensely!