Whitetail Buck Spotted Walking Around With 2 Extra Legs

White tail deer
Steve Rinella

I feel like I just left Earth and entered a scene from Stranger Things.

We’ve seen some wildly rare genetic conditions from animals over the years. From albino bears, to strange colored fish, deer with an insane amount of velvet, just to name a few.

But, right when you think you’ve seen it all, you’re hit with something that’s even crazier than what you’ve seen before…

And here is a perfect example.

This wild video was posted by Steven Rinella, the founder of the hunting show and podcast MeatEater.

In the footage, you can see what appears to be a domesticated whitetail buck walking around a number of other deer.

However, this one is obviously different from the rest, as you can see two smaller legs that have appeared to have grown from underneath the deer.

Rinella writes in the caption:

“Talk about a buck having a couple of extra kickers. This video was taken in North Carolina by Ms. King.

Apparently this is known in cattle as developmental duplication. Thankfully it’s rare in whitetails.”

According to the American Angus Association, developmental duplication is defined as an:

“Inherited recessive genetic condition passed through certain lines of Angus cattle. Animals affected with this condition can sometimes be born with an extra limb or part of an extra limb.”

Obviously, this pertains to deer as well.

Wild stuff.

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A beer bottle on a dock