26/03/2012 08:45 BST | Updated 26/03/2012 08:50 BST

Four-Legged Chicken Gives Chinese Woman The Heebie-Jeebies (PICTURE)

A Chinese woman preparing a chicken dinner promptly lost her appetite after realising her frozen bird had FOUR legs.

Tian Xiaoying had just unwrapped the poultry package when she noticed hints of fowl play…. in the form of two extra digits.

She told the Xiaoxiang Morning Post: “I dare not eat that chicken,” adding she was poised to throw it away.

Nor was she swayed by the opinion of Professor Li Anping, who told the paper the bird was harmless and perfectly edible.

Li, of the Central South University of Forestry and Technology, said: “The chicken embryo may have been affected by different kinds of factor such as radioactivity and developed a deformation.”

Would you chow down on the extra drumsticks or toss the bird?

There could be something in the water over yonder, as earlier this month Huffington Post UK reported on a five-legged bull frog’s close shave with a Chinese cooking pot.

The amphibian’s extra limb was spotted by a chef just before as he was destined for the dinner table.

Eating frogs is common in China, and frog leg soup is considered to strengthen one’s bones. However now the unusual looking frog has been handed into a zoo in Zhuzhou China.