FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – Rick Lisko hunts deer with a bow but found his most unusual one driving his truck.

One day last month, Lisko found a young buck with nub antlers – and seven legs. Lisko said it also had both male and female reproductive organs.

“It was definitely a freak of nature,” Lisko said. “I guess it’s a real rarity.”

He said he slowed down as the buck and two does ran across his driveway Nov. 22, but the buck ran under the truck and was hit.

When he looked at the animal, he noticed 3- to 4-inch appendages growing from the rear legs. Later, he found a smaller appendage growing from one of the front legs.

“It’s a pretty weird deer,” he said, describing the extra legs as resembling “crab pinchers.”

“It kind of gives you the creeps when you look at it,” he said.

Doug Bilgo of the state Department of Natural Resources came to Lisko’s property near Mud Lake in the town of Osceola to tag the deer.

“I have never seen anything like that in all the years that I’ve been working as a game warden and being a hunter myself,” Bilgo said.

No matter how freaky, the deer was skinned and consumed.

“And by the way, I did eat it,” Lisko said. “It was tasty.”


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.