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BAKER COUNTY, Fla. — It’s just something you can’t unsee.

A cow in Florida shocked farmer, Dwight Crews, when she gave birth to a two-headed calf.

“A two-headed calf! I can not believe it,” Crews said. “I’ve heard of them but I’ve never seen one, this is my first one.”

In more than 60 years of raising cattle, this is the first time Crews has seen anything like this.

Crews said the mom never stays too far away.

“She will come in and lick her, smell her and make sure she’s okay I guess,” he said.  “Then she’ll go back out and she’ll stay gone for a while. Then she’ll come back again.”

Although the calf has two sets of eyes, Crews said he doesn’t think the two middle eyes actually see anything,

He said he believes the calf only has one brain so she’s most likely seeing one image.

The calf is bottle feeding now and Crews said when one mouth is feeding, the other mouth suckles at the same time.

“I would like to see her live, and see her get up and walk and function,” Crews said.

The calf still has trouble getting her legs cooperate when standing up.

She’s still weak and her head is heavy.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not said the longest a two-headed cow has lived is about 40 days.

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