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    UNDATED (KTHV) - From an island overrun by bunnies to a woman being jailed for failure to return a videotape, 'THV 11 This Morning' catches you up on some Weird But True headlines.

    Woman jailed for overdue videotape

    27-year-old Kayla Finley in South Carolina went to her local Sheriff's office to file an unrelated report. That's when officers noticed that her name was flagged for an outstanding warrant.

    Her offense; failing to return a V-H-S tape she rented nine years ago in 2005.

    Finley spent a night in jail before being released on bond. Adding to the bizarre set of circumstances the rental shop, Dalton's Video, has long since closed down.

    And if you're wondering what movie it was that caused all this grief, it was the romantic comedy 'Monster-in-Law' starring Jennifer Lopez.

    Rabbits swarm tourist
    During World War II, eight rabbits were brought to the Japanese island of Okunoshima, where they were used to test mustard gas.

    Okunoshima is now known as "Rabbit Island," and tourists just love to feed the many wild bunnies.

    Recent video posted to Reddit shows a young girl fleeing as a swarm of rabbits attempt to, you know, cuddle and be fed and stuff.

    Unusual friendship between dog and duck
    You might not expect a two-legged chihuahua and a fluffy chicken to become best friends. But then again, these aren't your ordinary pets.

    An animal lover in Georgia adopted Penny the chicken. Then came Roo, who gets around using a wheelchair. The two are best buds and even snuggle together.

    Their caretaker, however, says sometimes Penny likes to steal Roo's treats and chew toys.

    Wisconsin rubber duck bill racing to finish line
    The "Ducktona 500" in Sheboygan Falls and the "Lucky Ducky Derby" in Menomonee Falls may soon be able to operate in Wisconsin without fear of breaking the law.

    The state Senate on Tuesday passed a bill legalizing rubber duck races in Wisconsin. The measure cleared the Assembly last week. It now heads to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.

    Nonprofit organizations commonly race the little plastic ducks, with numbers on the bottom, as fundraisers.

    But the legality of those races was called into question after the state Justice Department warned the village of Mishicot that its annual rubber duck race amounts to illegal gambling.

    The bill would create an exemption for duck races, similar to laws in Minnesota and Michigan.

     

     

     

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