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Farm animal gives birth to creature with eight legs

Meet Octogoat: Croatian Goat Born With 8 Legs


Move over, Octomom. We now have Octogoat.

This goat, born last week on a Croation farm, doesn't have eight kids -- but it does have eight legs.

Farmer Zoran Paparic was understandably confused upon when the kid's mother, Sarka, gave birth.



According to the Daily Mail, he told reporters "I counted his legs and I thought I was seeing things. Then I called my neighbour to make sure that I am not crazy."

Paparic calls the kid "a miracle of nature," but ITV reports it'll take a miracle for the goat to survive.

Veterinarians believe the newborn's condition is the result of an under-developed twin sibling because the kid also has both male and female reproductive organs.

Those vets say it is highly unlikely the goat will survive more than a week. But if it does, it might go on to live for two or three years.

Paparic told InSerbia he's praying for the kid to survive so he can keep it as a pet.

He added that a few years ago, his friend's goat gave birth to a kid with two heads.

Daily Mirror reports Octogoat - who doesn't actually have a name - was born with two healthy sisters.

Paparic told reporters their mother is a lucky goat who's now given birth to triplets four times.

Hopefully, that luck passes down to the kid.


It's among a number of animal anomalies lately, including the goblin shark:




And this recent zebra-donkey crossbreed born at a Mexico zoo last month:





Speaking of cross-breeds, looks like there's a few in the making:



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Scooter May 08 2014 at 7:03 PM

Hmmm...are you sure they are all legs? :-O

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rude May 08 2014 at 9:10 PM

I once saw a spider with eight legs.

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brmonte May 08 2014 at 9:26 PM

It wasnt the goats fault for being born that way. That man and mama will give it all the loving they can give. I hope for the best.

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rlmcanoe May 08 2014 at 4:36 PM

I'll bet a vet would help and remove the legs that do not belong, give the animal a chance

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zhubin_zarindast rlmcanoe May 08 2014 at 5:48 PM

Finally. It's all he's gonna be the fastest land animal. They're gonna make a fortune. They should instead be removing those extra legs. Common sense.

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xxxagentwolfxxx May 08 2014 at 4:36 PM

A rare Goblin Shark, a rare Megamouth Shark, a Goat with eight legs, and a mix between a Zebra and Donkey. What. Is. Happening.

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debrajwoods May 08 2014 at 4:23 PM

obviously, this poor freakish goat cannot even stand or walk! Show mercy and euthenise this poor thing and stop the possibility of genetic tranference!

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zrsz1 debrajwoods May 08 2014 at 4:32 PM

really, put it down before the poor thing is sold to some carnival barker...

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xanadutu debrajwoods May 08 2014 at 5:53 PM

Damn, deebra - It's a NEWBORN!! Who said it can't STAND or WALK???? Your itty-bitty thing inside your skull???

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twiggymonsterone May 08 2014 at 9:48 PM

And some of you think this is a good thing?

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tmsandrew May 08 2014 at 10:38 PM

This is definately not a miracle birth, more like an environmental disaster birth.

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cathiehrdy tmsandrew May 08 2014 at 11:17 PM

This kid is the result of the embryos of a pair of fraternal twins fusing early in development. Has nothing to do with environmental pollution.

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TK Steelies tmsandrew May 09 2014 at 5:05 AM

Environmental disaster birth? Please explain this garbage?

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Patty May 08 2014 at 6:19 PM

All I can say is: Spidergoat?

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Anne May 08 2014 at 4:05 PM

Nature can produce anything.

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