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A Golden Retriever Gave Birth to a Green Puppy

Rio, a 3-year-old Golden Retriever,  gave birth to a litter of nine puppies, but one of them stood out from the rest... because it was green. Green!

Scottish Highlands native and owner Louise Sutherland was assisting in the delivery when she noticed one of the puppies was green. In an interview with The Sun she said, "It was all hands on deck but then as the puppies started to arrive, we noticed that one of the puppies had green fur. We couldn't believe it." I imagine everyone was pretty surprised.

The puppy was named Forest because of its green fur. Sutherland said the green color has already begun to fade.

According to Time, the puppy's green hue could be caused by exposure to "biliverdia - a green bile pigment found in the placenta." Which sounds gross, but fortunately the pigmentation does not pose any known health risks.

How cool is this?!


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