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The birth of a white rabbit with no ears not far from the damaged Fukushima power plant in Japan has sparked fear in locals.
The animal is a living reminder of the danger that radiation leakages may pose, reports Italian Corriere TV, branch of the newspaper Corriere della Sera.
The Fukushima nuclear power plant was damaged by the powerful earthquake and the subsequent tsunami on March 11. Authorities evacuated all residents within 20 km as the reactors went into meltdown. The exclusion zone was later extended to 30 km.
The mutant rabbit was born in a village just outside the perimeter
They're known for their long ears, so imagine John Haigh's surprise when his pet rabbit gave birth to an earless bunny.
Charming Earless Dwarf Rabbit
ARC had a pair of rabbits without ears this year and they have found a new home with someone who didn't mind.
Originally posted by InnerTruths
and so it begins...
Originally posted by wonderboy2402
That is very sad to see a bunny without ears... still kinda cute. But is such a condition directly related to the radiation leak or is this sort of deformity known in normal rabbit populations?
Don't get me wrong, the radiation leaks are complete disasters and these sort of results will likely only increase over time.edit on 3-6-2011 by wonderboy2402 because: (no reason given)