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Russia Is Going Pet Crazy Over These Animals [PICTURES]

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While the rest of the world is having meltdowns about the living conditions in Sochi, Russia, the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, let’s take a look at this latest trend that is happening among the people of Russia.

Forget the dogs and cats right now. Russia is going nutty for squirrels. There is high demand for squirrels in Russia for two different reasons. Poachers love to hunt squirrels for their meat or their fur. Others are looking for the animals for pets. Russian websites offer the creatures for sale at 5,000 rubles ($144) each.

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