Two-headed calf born in Tennessee

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - "I've only seen one in magazines or the internet, but I am just amazed by it, I just hope he lives, and he gets a real chance," said Shannon Chase, the owner of a two-headed calf.

Named "Chance," the calf was just born on Friday, according to CBS affiliate WJHL.

University of Tennessee Farm Animal Field Service Clinician Dr. Andrea Lear said two-headed calves are not common.

"I wouldn't consider them rare, but I wouldn't consider them that common either. I've been in practice for eight years, and I have delivered just one, but I have seen one," Dr. Lear said.

Chase said, "We are keeping him comfortable. He's being looked after every day...only God knows. It's one of those deals, hopefully he will make it a week or two, hopefully he will make it longer."

As of Saturday evening, Chase said Chance was still alive.



 
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