This makes me so giddy I just have to crib from the superb inkycircus post, snip:
Back in February, on a small farm in Hampshire, a duckling was born. But no ordinary duckling, for he was born with an excess of legs, 4 compared to the usual 2. But instead of being condemned as a true ugly duckling, little Stumpy (as he became known) became a media star. He defied the odds and grew up into a fine young duck, even netting himself an online diary and lady friend called Alice along the way. (…) However, a short while ago, Stumpy suffered a mishap. While flapping about his farm, he caught one of his additional legs in some chicken wire and broke it.
Don’t worry, there’s a happy “to be continued”!