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<div class="quote-block">ONDON, England (AP) -- Webbed feet run in Stumpy's family, but he's the first to have four of them.<br><br><br><br>
A rare mutation has left the eight-day-old duckling with two nearly full-sized legs behind the two he runs on. Nicky Janaway, a duck farmer in New Forest, Hampshire, 95 miles (150 kilometers) southwest of London, unveiled the duckling to reporters on Saturday.<br><br><br><br>
"It was absolutely bizarre. I was thinking 'he's got too many legs' and I kept counting 'one, two, three, four,"' Janaway said.<br><br><br><br>
Stumpy would probably not survive in the wild, but Janaway, who runs the Warrawee Duck Farm in New Forest says he is doing well.<br><br><br><br>
"He's eating and surviving so far and he is running about with those extra legs acting like stabilizers," Janaway said.<br><br><br><br>
The mutation is rare, but cases have been recorded across the world. One duckling named Jake was born in Queensland, Australia, in 2002 with four legs but died soon after.</div>
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Picture: <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/02/17/duck.legs.ap/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe....ap/index.html</a><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">Stumpy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"></span>
 

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Cute, but so sad.<br><br><br><br>
I guess the duck farmer realized he would make more money off of Stumpy by publicizing him rather then what his purpose would have been, had be been normal. Hopefully he'll be allowed to live.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>CountryDreamer</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Cute, but so sad.<br><br><br><br>
I guess the duck farmer realized he would make more money off of Stumpy by publicizing him rather then what his purpose would have been, had be been normal. Hopefully he'll be allowed to live.</div>
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Why is it sad? It is stuff like that that allows for evolution! Way to go stumpy!
 

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Oh my word, he is the cutest little thing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 

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I don't know if I would have named him Stumpy though. Leggs? Leggo? I dunno lol but he is cute <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Aww, I love little duckies!!! How cute!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 
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