Meet The World's Smallest Rabbit

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Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbits are the world’s smallest and among the rarest. Native only to a single area of Washington State, this once isolated population of Pygmy rabbits usually weighs less than a pound in adulthood and was declared extinct in the wild in the ’90s, after the remaining 14 bunnies were scooped up and taken into the equivalent of bunny protective custody.

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Meet The World's Smallest Rabbit

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Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbits are the world’s smallest and among the rarest. Native only to a single area of Washington State, this once isolated population of Pygmy rabbits usually weighs less than a pound in adulthood and was declared extinct in the wild in the ’90s, after the remaining 14 bunnies were scooped up and taken into the equivalent of bunny protective custody.

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11 Pound Dog With Nine Pounds Of Dreadlocks

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How natty are your dreads?

Psssh. That ain’t nothing compared to Buju Banton over here. According to the Rexburg Standard Journal, this dog (yes, that is indeed what this Rastafarian-Cousin-It-looking creature is) was snagged by police when a resident of St. Anthony, Idaho reported an “animal of unknown species” in her backyard.

The police contacted the local chapter of the Humane Society, who brought the extraordinarily hirsute canine to a nearby animal hospital. The staff there were able to remove nine pounds of matted hair from the 11-pound dog, although the poor, put-upon pooch had to be anesthetized in order to remove the hair from his paws. Because of the neglect, the dog will require some further medical care, and remains in the custody of the Humane Society.

Police were able to locate the owner of the dog, but he or she was found to be of “diminished capacity,” and will probably not be charged for animal cruelty or neglect, reports the Rexburg Standard Journal.
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Do You Believe In Bigfoot?

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Werewolves and zombies and Bigfoot, oh my! In honor of the year’s spookiest month, October, Animal Planet launched a poll asking nearly 3,000 Americans about their paranormal beliefs. Perhaps the most surprising? A whopping 36 percent said they’d love to see Bigfoot proven to be real! While Sasquatch may never be found, respondents also said they’d like to know if ghosts, vampires and werewolves are actual beings, as well.

Some other spooky results? More than one-third of polltakers said they’d seen a ghost, and one-fifth claimed to have been visited by a dead relative. Nearly 35 percent said the believed in aliens, too. But some don’t necessarily want a run-in with these creepy creatures: Respondents said they wouldn’t want to meet a werewolf, vampire or zombie in a dark alley (neither would we!).
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Immigrant Allowed To Stay Because Of Pet Cat

An immigrant who was about to be deported from Britain has won a legal battle to remain in the country – partly because he and his girlfriend had bought a pet cat.

The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal ruled that sending the Bolivian man back to his homeland would breach his human rights because he was entitled to a “private and family life”, and joint ownership of a pet was evidence that he was fully settled in this country. Lawyers for the Home Secretary were aghast at the decision by James Devittie, an immigration judge, to allow the immigrant to stay in Britain. They lodged an appeal, but their case was again rejected.

The Bolivian’s identity has not been disclosed and even the name of the pet cat was blanked out in official court papers to protect its privacy. Delivering her decision on the case, which is thought to have cost the taxpayer several thousand pounds, Judith Gleeson, a senior immigration judge, joked in the official written ruling that the cat “need no longer fear having to adapt to Bolivian mice”.
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