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Wild Rabbits Hitch a Ride on Sheep to Avoid Flood Waters

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A 64-year-old farmer named Ferg Horne was trying to bring his neighbor’s sheep to safety amidst rising flood waters at their South Island farm near Dunedin, New Zealand, when he noticed some black spots on the sheep. Horne had been curious as he was well aware that his neighbor’s sheep were all pure white. When he finally got a better view, however, he realized that the black shapes were actually three wild rabbits clinging desperately on the wool of the sheep using their paws.

Two of the bunnies were at the back of one sheep, while one rabbit was riding on the back of another sheep.

“I’ve never seen anything like it, they were just sitting there keeping out of the water, they must have got to the high spot and then jumped up on to the back of the sheep to stay dry,” Horne said in an interview with The Guardian. “It shows you how resilient they are and why they survive so well,” he added.

Knowing that it would be difficult for him to share with people the unique incident without proof, he made sure that he captured it on video.

Horne told the Associated Press that while the rabbits were wet they appeared to be comfortable with their ride and when he brought the flock to safer and drier ground, the rabbits did their best to hold on so they wouldn’t fall.

“As they [sheep] jumped through the water, the rabbits had a jolly good try at staying on,” said Horne.

Farmers in New Zealand consider wild rabbits as pests and shooting these furry creatures to minimize their damage had always been common. Horne even admitted that he doesn’t hesitate to shoot a rabbit on sight but he was willing to exempt the three rabbits who tried hard to survive.

“They’d showed so much initiative, I thought they deserve to live, those rabbits,” Horne said.

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Meet The Movie Villains Everyone Secretly Agrees With

Movie villains are there to make us feel fear, anger and frustration—in other words, every negative emotion that exists. They are the bad guy, and most films make sure that fact is clear to viewers from the get go. When it isn’t, they do a good job of clarifying later on. But just like in the real world, not everything is so black and white, and sometimes the character who is portrayed as the root of all evil, really isn’t. A closer look at the motives that drive some of the most notorious villains in film often reveals that they’re often not all that bad. Read on, and you’ll discover you probably agree with them.

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It Is Time To Take This Trope Off The Air: 25 Cliches Millennials Are Tired Of

Some plot devices have proven themselves to be tried and true, but these days, we think we can all agree that there’s a trope or two that are just plain tired and we hope Hollywood can agree it’s time to throw them in the trash. We’re just having a hard time believing that these characters in their 20s are living large while working as baristas. And why does no one lock their door? Sure your kooky neighbor can come over unannounced, but so can criminals. So we’d like to take the time to air our hokey Hollywood grievances, and then can we please retire these tropes?

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The Most Memorable TV Death To Date: The Top 25

Grab a box of tissues and steel yourselves, we’re counting down the top 25 most memorable TV deaths of all time. We’ve all sat opposite our television as our jaw dropped in disbelief that the writers would kill off a main character. And we’ve all wept over our favorite character’s untimely demise. But whose passing hit hardest? Well, we assure you we used a very scientific approach in how we ranked our top 25 picks: number of tears shed and tissues used. After reading through we recommend shaking off the sadness with something sweet, perhaps a little tiramisu or maybe a chocolate croissant. But first, did your favorite character crack the top 10?

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