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|Common Name: ||tennessee walking duck |
|Scientific Name: ||anas platyrhynchos polycrural|
The Tennessee Walking Duck is an interesting specimen.
In one specific pond on the grounds of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, for a documented 8 generations, at least one duckling in every brood has been born with two extra legs.
Whether a preponderance of parasitic twins, nematodes affecting zygotic development with the egg, or simply an egg with two yolks gestated to completion, this bizarre genetic anomaly is as regularly scheduled as classes on campus.
This piece, of course, is a gaff constructed using modern taxidermy techniques.