Calf with fifth leg sells at auction


LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana (KPLC) – A calf born with a rare condition found its 'fur'ever home on a farm in Louisiana.

Elsie the calf was born with 5 legs.

The extra leg just happens to be on her head.

The young cow was up for auction last week and caught farmer Matt Alexander's attention.

He put in the bid and took her home.

Despite many saying the cow wasn't going survive, Alexander and his fiancé say the calf seems healthy and is enjoying her life on the farm.

“The people I talked to said you're wasting your money on that,” he told NBC affiliate KPLC. “She's not even going to make it. Well 10 days laterm she's doing good and healthy. You know, she had five legs and I figured my fiancé would like it."

“You fear the worst that she's not going to make it,” said Maghin Davis, who is Alexander’s fiancé. “We don't really know what is wrong with her. But every day she surprises us. She runs around, she chases her mom, she eats from her mom, she's just got a lot of energy."

The couple says they are going to visit a veterinarian to see if the extra leg needs to be removed.

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