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A Dog Gave Birth To Green Puppies In Spain

They are g-r-e-e-n.

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Dog breeder Aida Vallelado Molina got a shock recently when her dog gave birth to two green puppies.

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Molina, who breeds hunting dogs with her father Manuel Vallelado, said: "I thought the puppies were maybe dirty somehow and I tried to clean them, but the colour wouldn't come off and then I realised it was the colour of their fur."

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The green puppies were born smaller and weaker than the other puppies in the litter. One of them, a female, sadly died shortly after birth.

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But the male puppy is still alive although weak. He is also gradually beginning to lose his colouring.

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The cause for the colouring has been given as exposure to a substance called biliverdin, which can be found in the placenta.