It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase leg of lamb.

Two-week-old Jacob sheep Laurus had only just got learned how to stand when disaster struck.

Staff at Cannon Hall Farm in Cawthorne were bemused to find him hobbling about in his pen one morning last week, just days after he was born.

Cannon Hall director Robert Nicholson said they have since come to the conclusion that Laurus’ mother Jemima accidentally stood on him breaking his leg during the night.

So not the best start to motherhood!

Laurus the lamb at Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne who has his leg in a plaster cast after his mother trod on him.

Robert said: “We went over in the morning and he was limping about. He looked to be quite severely injured.”

Laurus was taken to Churchfield vets in Barnsley before his little leg was put in a colourful cast, making him a stand out attraction for the farm’s visitors.

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“Everyone has been commenting on his little plaster cast,” said Robert. “It is rather jazzy.

“We think his mother has probably accidentally trodden on him during the night time and that’s what’s caused his injury.”

Luckily for Laurus, he is the only sheep born to Jemima meaning he is big for his age and at least gets more than his share of his hapless mother’s milk.

Laurus the lamb at Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne who has his leg in a plaster cast after his mother trod on him. Robert Nicholson of Cannon Hall Farm with the lamb and his mother.

Robert said: “He is due to have his plaster cast re-fit soon, although he may grow out of it entirely at the rate he’s growing.

“He should be back on the mend within a month.”

Robert said the farm had seen a surge in visitors recently despite the unpredictable Spring weather with Laurus far from the black sheep of the family.

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