A sheep farmer has spoken of her surprise after an in-lamb ewe gave birth to two sets of twins 24 hours apart.
Jasmine Gunn, who farms about 150 sheep in Beoley, Worcestershire, said the mule ewe had been scanned for two lambs – but almost a day after giving birth to the first two on March 15, had two more.
Ms Gunn said she was shocked to find the lambs after checking the ewe had properly cleansed the following day.
She said her local vet had never seen or heard of a similar event.
Ms Gunn said: “The ewe was scanned to have two lambs originally and was mothering the first two – then took on the second two.
“We have been sheep farmers for 45 years but nothing like this has ever happened before. We have rung round our local vet and farming friends but no-one has ever had anything similar.
“The fact that she was scanned for two, had two and then gave birth to another two 24 hours later was just a miracle.”