Co-joined twin calf? See mutant cow born with two heads and two spines in the US [photos aren't pleasant]

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A mutant calf with two heads has been born on a farm in the US - to the shock of a family of farmers who had never seen anything like it before in five generations.

Scott Kolousek of Wessington Springs, South Dakota, USA, was halfway through the 2020 calving season when he discovered one of his cows having difficulty delivering her calf.

The poor little thing's front legs and head were out, and everything seemed normal, but it would come no further until a caesarean section revealed the reason why.

“We didn't know the calf was unusual until the vet pulled it out during the c-section,” said his wife, Amber.  Click to see photos at your own risk.


“We have never had another double-headed calf. We calve out about 700 calves each year and have done this for generations. My husband is the fifth generation on the farm.

“But this is a first for us.”

Amber continued: “We were all pretty shocked to see the double-headed calf when he came out.

“Everyone there, including the vet, had never seen anything like it in real life.”

Sadly the calf didn’t survive delivery.

But outside the womb, the farmers could see it had two heads attached to two spines which joined at the pelvis.

The Kolousek herd has welcomed several pairs of twins this year and it looks like the two-headed cow was almost another.




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