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Puppy Born With Green Fur Named Pistachio

Approximately, two weeks ago at a farm on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italy, an Italian sheep farmer named Cristian Mallocci noticed that one of his 8 dogs, Spelacchia, gave birth to a litter of 5 puppies, one of which was born with green fur.

All the other pups in the litter had white fur, just like their mother. Not pistachio. However, while the phenomenon is rare, there is an explanation behind it. You know when you get a bruise and it turns green? Well, that substance is known as biliverdin. It is assumed that when puppies with pale fur have contact with that green pigment, biliverdin, within their mother's womb, then they'll take on a green tint. 

Story via BBC News

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Italian Boy Bravely Manages To Walk Away From a Giant Bear He Encountered

In Northern Italy, a 12-year-old boy was collecting pine cones when a bear appeared behind him. He didn't panic and managed to walk away. 

The encounter happened when the boy, Alessandro Franzoi, was hiking with his family near a village of Sporminore in northern Italy.

According to a DailyMail report, the boy is passionate about wild animals and nature and he had studied about bears and how to respond during an encounter.

Get ready for some heart-stopping moments. 

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Meet The Beautiful Cats Of Venice

Venice in Italy has plenty of places where the most beautiful cats pose against a backdrop of picturesque alleys and canals. You just have to know where to find them. One of these wonderful spots is Ponte Storto, where you'll meet the three Maine Coon cats Sadhna, Felix, and Rudolf.  "They truly own the place," says Marianna Zampieri, who photographed these animals for Cats in Venice, a project that denotes the feline heritage of the city through pictures and stories that link individual cats to places where it is easy to find them. "They are perfect models, spoiled by passersby and never in need of cuddles. They only add to the beauty of Ponte Storto." Via: Traveling Cats

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