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8-legged 'octogoat' born on farm in Croatia

By T.K. Randall
May 12, 2014 · Comment icon 40 comments



The 'octogoat' sleeping in the straw. Image Credit: YouTube / Mihael Hnatysyn
Not only does it have 8 legs but it also appears to possess both male and female reproductive organs.
Farmer Zoran Paparic couldn't believe his eyes when the bizarre specimen, complete with eight fully developed legs, was born on his farm to a goat named Sarka.

"I counted his legs and I thought I was seeing things," he said. "Then I called my neighbor to make sure that I am not crazy."

It is believed that the additional appendages are due to an underdeveloped twin sibling that ended up partially conjoined to the newborn. Even more unusual is the fact that as a result of the twin being female, the "octogoat" has a set of both male and female reproductive organs.



Source: YouTube | Comments (40)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #31 Posted by Helen of Annoy 9 years ago
This is hardly a comparison and I don't know why you keep bringing up human examples. This is about a goat, not a human and while I love animals too, they do not have the same value as a human. I certainly do not advocate cruelty and if you can help an animal that is within the means of being saved then fine. But on a farm, there is tons of work to be done and no one is going to have the time to spend watching over this thing and from what I can see, it is going to need as much care as a bed-ridden human. Even if this thing was to manage to get up, it is burdened with the task of dragging arou... [More]
Comment icon #32 Posted by Rose-Red Howler 9 years ago
I feel sick now
Comment icon #33 Posted by Helen of Annoy 9 years ago
I feel sick now Donít, itís just few limbs more than usual. Extra limbs is not what kills some fused twins, itís the internal organs that may be also duplicated and may be in a mess. Like, having one heart to pump for four kidneys and god knows what else. Some extra organs may be functional, others not, some combinations may be viable, others not... So itís that what we donít see that may be a problem.
Comment icon #34 Posted by SunnyBear 9 years ago
What a sad indictment on human concern, killing off something because one believes they should, for their own good...who the hell made you'all God? Nature always takes care of its own and every creature, no matter an interfering humans concern, deserves and has the right to live....and die on its own terms.... Well,I think this little one will not survive..it's not even able to walk on its own,let alone feed..this is not about "being God" as you put it(though some humans DO think they're God) it is about compassion IMO..would you want to be so cruel as to let this little one suffer before it d... [More]
Comment icon #35 Posted by kannin 9 years ago
octogoat, octogoat does what ever an octogoat does
Comment icon #36 Posted by Junior Chubb 9 years ago
octogoat, octogoat does what ever an octogoat does can
Comment icon #37 Posted by MahMotherFTW 9 years ago
Who's that goat with the eight strong legs? Tried to make me breakfast but broke my eggs! Octogoooooooooat! Nobody suspects a thing! OK, I'm done now.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Helen of Annoy 9 years ago
Who's that goat with the eight strong legs? Tried to make me breakfast but broke my eggs! Octogoooooooooat! Nobody suspects a thing! OK, I'm done now. Welcome to UM! (You didn't sign up just for that one, right? )
Comment icon #39 Posted by Junior Chubb 9 years ago
Who's that goat with the eight strong legs? Tried to make me breakfast but broke my eggs! Octogoooooooooat! Nobody suspects a thing! OK, I'm done now. Awesome entrance Welcome to UM! (You didn't sign up just for that one, right? ) I hope so, the enigma that is MahMotherFTW has begun... (cue Twilight Zone music)
Comment icon #40 Posted by MahMotherFTW 9 years ago
Welcome to UM! (You didn't sign up just for that one, right? ) Maybe... Ok, I forgot I made an account here.


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