Farmer Spots Unwanted Calf With 5th Leg On Her Head And Bids On Her Life When No One Else Will

by Amy Paige
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Matt Alexander and his fiancée, Maghin, keep a herd of beloved cows on their farm in Hathaway, Louisiana.

Recently, Matt went to a local livestock auction to see if there were any animals they might want to add to their pasture.

Just a few hours before the auction, a very special and unique Black Angus calf was born at a nearby barn, separated from her mother, and brought straight to the event to be sold.

Elsie the calf absorbed her twin in utero. As a result, she was born with five legs and three ears — and her extra leg is actually positioned atop her head.

Matt instantly fell in love with Elsie despite her rare condition and unconventional appearance. He quickly snapped photos of the calf and sent them to Maghin — who eagerly told him to start bidding.

Newborn calf biddings typically start at $100, but because of Elsie’s fifth leg, the bidding started at $50 — but no one wanted her, and the price began to drop.

Matt knew it was unlikely that Elsie would survive much longer without the proper care, especially without having her mother by her side. “I figured nobody’s going to want it, the barn’s going to get it and it’s probably going to die,” he told After all, the majority of these bidders were looking for animals to live off of, not take care of.

Watch the video below to see the fate of Elsie … and her mother!

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