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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.

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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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TLC’s Most Memorable Reality Stars Ever, Ranked

The Learning Channel, more popularly known as TLC, has strayed quite a bit from its founding goal of being an educational television destination, but there is no question the network consistently pumps out popular shows. Mostly specializing in reality shows of all kinds, TLC has produced some of the biggest stars in entertainment and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon. Among hits like ’19 Kids and Counting’ and ‘Toddlers and Tiaras,’ the network has produced a slew of hit shows, each of them complete with an array of memorable stars. Take a look back at The Learning Channel’s most unforgettable stars and learn what they’re up to today.

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She Went From Trapped In Her Own Body To Dancing With The Stars

Victoria Arlen was born just before her triplet brothers. As such, the young girl was always an ambitious and energetic trailblazer. Always active, she took an interest in sports – particularly swimming and dancing – from a young age. She dreamed of winning gold medals and dancing with stars. Then, at age 11, disaster struck. Out of nowhere, Victoria became a prisoner, trapped inside her own body, in a nightmare that seemed to never end. She could see and hear, but didn’t have control over anything else. Victoria worked tirelessly to escape from her nightmare against all odds, and went on to grab headlines and inspire lives everywhere. Was she able to overcome her dismal condition? Read on to find out.

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These Celebrity Doppelgangers From The Past Have Us Seeing Double

Time travel is a mystifying concept. Much like the idea of extraterrestrial life, it has captured the human imagination for as long as we have existed. Today, it’s at the forefront of famous movie plots, most famously ‘Back to the Future,’ and pops up in late-night conversations about the universe and meaning of life. As of now, scientists have not been able to confirm whether traveling through time is possible, and though there isn’t any kind of hard evidence that proves human beings can time travel, these photos of celebrities alongside what appear to be them in other time periods will sure make you wonder.

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