Sheep herding Swedish bunny becomes online hit

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Champis the bunny doesn't only hop — he also knows how to herd a flock of sheep, possibly having picked up on the skill after watching trained dogs do the job.

The five-year old pet rabbit from northern Sweden has shot to fame online, garnering more than 700,000 YouTube hits since a clip of his sheep-herding skills surfaced on a blog a week ago.

The June video shows a persistent Champis running back and forth to keep Nils-Erik and Greta Vigren's sheep together.

Dan Westman, a sheepdog breeder and who shot and posted the video of his friends' remarkable bunny, said Champis does the job even better than some dogs. "It's a herding rabbit. He rounds them up, and if they get close to escaping through the gate he sometimes stops them."


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