A dairy farmer in Florida got the surprise of a lifetime when one of his heifers gave birth to a very unusual bundle of joy: a two-headed calf.
Dwight Crews said he found the newborn in a field on Sunday. She’s been named Annabel by his family, who have been raising cattle for 60 years. Still, Crews says no one has ever seen anything like this.
“A two-headed calf! I cannot believe it,” Crews said. “I’ve heard of them, but I’ve never seen one. This is my first one.”
The female calf has two sets of eyes, but Crews says he doesn’t think the eyes in the middle can see anything.
Baby Annabel is being bottle-fed right now because she’s struggling to life her heavy head. Crews says mom is never too far away, though.
“She will come in and lick her, smell her and make sure she’s OK, I guess, and then she’ll go back out and she’ll stay gone for a while and then she’ll come back again,” Crews said.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not has already contacted the family.
According to their records, the longest a two-headed calf has lived is about 40 days.