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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014 4:30 am

COPPERAS COVE—Is it real? Is it a Jackalope? Is it a wallaby? A kangaroo? No, it’s a Patagonian Cavy skipping across the floor of a Copperas Cove exotic pet store.

The animal that comes from Argentina and looks similar to a rabbit was rescued when Out of the Cage Pet Shop received a call from a resident in October who said she thought she found a wallaby. Shop owners Amanda and Mike Vaughn arrived to find a Patagonian Cavy.

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      2 comments:

      • Hunter posted at 3:49 pm on Sat, Jan 18, 2014.

        Hunter Posts: 1

        The zoos will not take Pepper because she is from an outside source and has no history. Sadly at least a dozen zoos have been contacted and can't take her. Sanctuaries contacted either have not way of housing her or no room. The Austin Zoo which is an exotic sanctuary has offered to take her but currently have no rooms and do not know when she can be added.

         
      • Macgregorlass posted at 1:50 pm on Sat, Jan 18, 2014.

        Macgregorlass Posts: 1

        Can this animal be donated to a zoo, like Cameron Park, in Waco? A zoo or animal sanctuary would be better prepared to meet this animal's needs.

         

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