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Wild New Zealand Rabbits Surf on Sheep to Escape Floodwaters

Wild New Zealand Rabbits Surf on Sheep to Escape Floodwaters

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 11:38 PM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard a flock of sheep and surfing to safety on their woolly backs.

Sixty-four-year-old Ferg Horne says he's been farming since he left school at age 15 and has never seen anything quite like it. He was trudging through pelting rain to rescue a neighbor's sheep from the floodwaters on Saturday at their South Island farm near Dunedin when he spotted the bedraggled rabbits hitching a ride.

He says he herded the sheep to higher ground. The rabbits clung on for a while, but as the sheep jumped through the water, they fell off. Horne says the rabbits then managed to climb a nearby hedge to safety.

He says all the sheep — and rabbits — survived.

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Three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard a flock of sheep and surfing to safety on their woolly backs.Sixty-four-year-old Ferg Horne says he's been farming since he left school at age 15 and has never seen anything quite...
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