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Flooding of the Edisto River in Dorchester Country, South Carolina, has caused people to leave their homes in search of safety. Unfortunately for some this meant leaving animals behind. Rescue crews worked to evacuate exhausted pigs, goats, chickens and dogs from the flooded area.

Haircut of the Day: Rogue Australian Sheep Gets 90 Pounds Of Fleece Removed
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There's nothing like an new haircut to put a pep in your step.

But this Australian sheep is probably feeling a little better than with the average haircut. And that's because he is also 90 pounds lighter.

A Canberra sheep named Chris was recently captured by animal welfare workers after getting lost from his herd for more than two years. It seems that during this time he really let himself go.

Chris' fleece was sheered off Thursday by four-time national shearing champion Ian Elkins, and it weighed in at around 90 pounds, easily topping the previous record.

Fleece this large can cause serious health problems, said RSPCA ACT chief executive Tammy Ven Dange.

"It can actually make it impossible for them to go to the bathroom. We don't know how bad the damage could be because this has been building for awhile," she said.

Chris is reportedly in good health, and will likely join a local herd to live out the rest of his (lighter) days.

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Biologists took to Twitter in a fight for the ages, the #cuteoff. Adorable animals, some you may have never seen before, flooded the hashtag. A few truths emerged from the aftermath; that you don't have to be fluffy to be cute and that almost anything as a baby is adorable. Take a look at some of the highlights of this social media battle.

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