April 13, 2012 > 6-legged Swiss calf uncowed by disability
6-legged Swiss calf uncowed by disability
Submitted By AP Wire Service
GENEVA (AP), Mar 29 - A six-legged calf has defied the odds by thriving despite a vet's prediction at birth that it wouldn't survive.
Seven-week-old Lilli is now a minor celebrity in her native Switzerland after local media were splashed with images of the calf frolicking across a sunny field.
Farmer Andreas Knutti from Weissenburg, which is 19 miles (30 kilometers) south of the capital Bern, says he couldn't bring himself to euthanize the animal because she was ``so full of life.''
He told Swiss daily Blick Thursday that a curve in her spine means Lilli may never become a normal milk cow.
But Knutti says if the calf stays healthy she'll still be allowed to join the others when they head for their Alpine pastures this summer.