Four-legged duck down to two legs

BRAMSHAW, England, May 2 (UPI) -- A duck that was born in England with four legs now has the usual number of limbs after it lost its third leg in an accident and the fourth fell off.

Stumpy, a 14-month-old resident of Warrawee Duck Farm, lost his third leg last year after it became stuck in a fence surrounding his pen and had to be removed, The Telegraph reported Friday.


The remaining spare limb recently fell off after turning black, leaving the duck with only a pair of stumps where its extra legs used to be, tucked under the legs it uses.

"A couple of weeks ago we noticed Stumpy's spare leg had started to change color," farm owner Nicky Janaway, 44, told The Telegraph. "We kept an eye on it but it got more and more black. When I got Stumpy out of bed at 6 a.m. his leg was still there but in the afternoon it was gone."

Janaway said Stumpy doesn't seem to notice the absence of the spare legs.

"He has probably caught it on something while walking about the farm," Janaway said. "He isn't in pain and he's completely oblivious to the fact that he now just has two legs."


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