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Taxidermist preserves two-headed calf

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Posted at 8:35 PM, Jan 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-14 20:37:33-05
Credit: WHNS

Credit: WHNS

SPARTANBURG, SC  — A dairy farmer in Spartanburg County is seeing double after he had his two-headed calf preserved.

Farm owner James Anderson said it was a rarity that the two-headed calf was born at his farm where he keeps dairy cows and grows strawberries.

The animal died shortly after being born and Anderson decided to send it to a taxidermy shop to have it stuffed.

The taxidermist said it’s unlike anything he’s ever seen.

“When Mr. Anderson called and inquired about having this done, Mr. Anderson put a resume on my plate for two-headed calf. It is the craziest thing I’ve ever done,” said Grover Bearden, of Southland Taxidermy Studio.

Bearden said the calf required an extra mold to ensure it would last.