Meet Stumpy, the four-legged ... duck?
February 19, 2007 1:58pm CST
Yes, this tiny duckling was born in merry old England on February 10th with FOUR legs! This rare genetic mutation has happened before, the last time in Queensland, Australia in 2002. Unfortunately Jake only lived a few days. Stumpy is currently living on a duck farm, which is probably the reason he's still alive (if he was in the wild, he'd probably be dead). I can so see something like this in the Ripley's Museum, can't you?
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• United States
20 Feb 07
That's amazing! He's such a cute little guy too! I just love ALL animals. I would like to see how he looks when he's walking. I bet it is a sight to see! I'm glad he's not in the wild, though. I could definitely see this being in the Ripley's Museum!
22 Feb 07
When I saw your headline I did have to check the date just to makes sure it wasn't April Fools Day. Aw bless I haven't heard of this duckling being born here?!? Although after the bird flue breakout it's probably been pushed to the bottom of the news headlines. Aw Bless him!
• United States
21 Feb 07
Shocking! such a cute little duckling, too. I wonder if the cause of his mutation is related to any chemicals used in feed or any steroids given to the animals. Most farms, even some that call themselves "organic," have had animals exposed to certain types of medications and/or chemicals. Despite the fact that the organic farm itself does not use chemicals, alot of times they purchase a breeding stock that was exposed to something.