Villagers claim to have had dreams about lottery numbers ever since the calf was born. With 2021 being the Year of the Ox in the Chinese calendar, more people have flocked to see it for “good luck
A deformed calf born with five legs has become a local celebrity, with superstitious villagers arriving from all around to worship it.
Footage shows villagers gathering on a field to take turns touching the unusual-looking cow in Surin province, northeast Thailand, on January 6.
The camera pans to show the poor cow, whose extra leg can be seen protruding from its back.
Its fifth leg also has two hoofs, which are intertwined with each other.
Incredibly, the two-year-old calf named Kamkoo is otherwise healthy and can potter around the field while grazing with her mother.
The family who own the cow believes it will bring them good luck as the Chinese calendar says 2021 is the year of the Ox, a close relative to the cows.
Thongjan Glangvichit, who raised the calf, said: “I had a dream that my late father told me to take care of this calf and to put 65 on the lottery ticket.”
His wife, Bualee said: “I dreamt that a person came and told me that 551-465 would be the winning lottery number.”
And its not just Kamkoo’s owners who believe it is lucky.
Local residents say that, since the calf was born, they have had dreams of their kin telling them lottery numbers which they will use for their tickets as animal encounters are believed to be lucky.
The calf’s malformation is believed to be caused by plymelia – a birth defect which leads to an extra limb to form on most land-dwelling animals.
Another mutant cow was previously called a “miracle of God” after it was born with one eye and no nose.