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Calf with fifth leg on its head reunited with mother and given new home

3 15.09.2019 Инфо

W/S Farmer leading the calf to the stable
M/S Calf with five legs walking
W/S Calf entering the stable
SOT, Maghin Davis, Calf owner Matt Alexander's fiance: "She's cute! I mean, I wasn't really even concerned about the leg, it was cool, to me, I like the weird things, and weird animals. But she was just so cute you kind of couldn't help but love her. I wanted her to come here so we could take care of her as opposed to staying there where nobody would buy her because the people there are farmers, they are looking for a livelihood, they are not looking for something that just looks cool to put on their farm, so she wouldn't survived had we not brought her home."
M/S Calf with 5th leg on its head
SOT, Maghin Davis, Calf owner Matt Alexander's fiance: "We are looking to have the leg removed eventually, it is starting to kind of rub on her head so we don't want it to be a risk, but do have to make sure there are no underlying health risks that she has as far as like heart defects or you know, just something that could be a problem if we were to put her under to have the leg removed. We don't want it to interfere with her livelihood and her safety if it's not what's best for her."
C/U Calf with 5th leg on its head
W/S Farmer letting the calf out to walk with its mother
C/U Farmer loading the calf up to truck
W/S Road deviation
SCRIPT
Farmer Matt Alexander and his fiancee Maghin Davis saved a five-legged baby calf in Hathaway, Lousiana after buying it at an auction, footage filmed on Saturday shows. The animal was unusual not only for having a fifth leg, but for its fifth leg growing out of the calf's head, which immediately grabbed the attention of the couple. To let the baby animal live a happy life, the couple tracked down its mother and bought her as well.
The cub was named Elsie and melted the hearts of the couple.
"She was just so cute you kind of couldn't help but love her," said Maghin Davis.
Davis went on to say that the couple is looking into having the leg removed, but they first need to make clear if the animal is healthy enough to undergo surgery and if the leg can be removed safely.
"We don't want it to interfere with her livelihood and her safety if it's not what's best for her," Davis added.
The farmers share Elsie's adventures on a Facebook profile called 'Elsie's Journey' and are happy to have been able to save the little animal's life.
Maghin shared the couple's plans to consult a veterinarian on whether the extra limb should be removed or not, but at the moment, the calf is healthy and happy.