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CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. A Cabarrus County man says Ripley's Believe It or Not recently contacted him about a duckling that hatched with three legs.

Three eggs hatched about two weeks ago outside Robert Brooks home.

My daughter thought something was stuck to it like the shell, said Brooks. I picked him up and saw the extra leg and at first I didn t know what it was.

Brooks named the duckling Tripod and took him to a vet. Tripod got a clean bill of health.

It s fully formed. It just doesn t work, Brooks said of the third leg.

Tripod moves around the pen just fine, keeping up with his two siblings.

We were afraid he would be picked on, Brooks said. He s definitely not picked on. He picks on the others.

Brooks says Ripley's Believe It or Not asked for Tripod's body when he passes away.

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