I read a story in the paper, dateline Berlin. Seems there was a rabbit born without ears in a Saxony zoo. Most likely cute as a bugs ear, so to speak.
It was slated to be featured on a local TV show. As they were about to go on-air, the little guy burrowed under some straw, and was out of sight. (You KNOW what's coming, right?)
A distracted cameraman stepped back, and tromped the thing--smush. No more bunnie.
This is, I think, the kind of story that you feel uncomfortable laughing at. It was 17 days old at the time, the earless thing was a genetic defect, and presumably, the critter would not have lived long anyway. (The story was only two column-inches, no pics.)
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