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Local family finds 21 four leaf clovers ahead of St. Patrick's Day
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PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. -- Luck was certainly with a Peachtree Corners family as they enjoyed the warm weather in their backyard on Sunday.

"[I] asked the kids to help look for a four-leaf clover," viewer Mike Skurski told 11Alive. "I did not want to raise their hopes as I've only seen one in my 38 plus years."

It turns out this wasn't a problem for the kids however. Despite many sources reporting the odds of finding this rare foliage - a mutation of the three-leaf clover - to be 1 in 10,000, the children reportedly found not one but 21 four leaf clovers.

But the story doesn't end there.  In addition, Skurski said the children apparently went above and beyond finding a five and even a six leaf clover - both even rarer variants of the same mutation.

It's an interesting find ahead of St. Patrick's Day which in modern times has been directly tied to the plant - at least in America. That said, the visually similar three-leaved shamrock sprig is the one historically associated with the holiday and the Saint himself.

But in any case, finding so many of these unusual little plants shows that luck is with this local family.

And Skurski says the find has left him speechless.

Related: 2016 St. Patrick's Day parade in Atlanta


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