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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.

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