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Two heads might not be better than one: Rare cow struggling to survive

WATCH ABOVE: Florida farm is home to extremely rare two-headed calf. WTLV’s Laura Caso reports.

TORONTO – A Florida farming community was in shock earlier this week when one family’s cow gave birth to a rare two-headed calf.

“Annabel” was born in the middle of a field Sunday on the Crews family farm in Baker County, a rural area west of Jacksonville.

“It was just like a surprise because no one has even seen anything like this around here,” Carolyn Crews told WTLV.

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The family should have been surprised – animals born with two heads are incredibly rare. The condition, being born with more than one head, is called polycephaly.

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The folks at Ripley’s Believe It or Not have contacted the family, according to a report. Ripley’s claim the longest living cow with two heads lived for 40 days.

Annabel may or may not break that record. Her breathing is laboured and her mother isn’t very interested in caring for her. On top of that, she has to be bottle fed and can’t stand upright because her head is too heavy.

“I don’t think it was meant to be for something like this to live. You know, I don’t think she’s going to make it,” Crews added.