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Frantic Guinea Pig Owner

FRANTIC guinea pig owner James Mills had to call in the experts - after his randy rodents threatened to breed out of control.

James (37) of Mount Vernon Drive, Stranraer, called in the inspectors after looking at the animals and saying "Guinea no dae that!"

At one point 27 of the female guinea pigs were pregnant. And, when animal inspectors arrived last week, the animals numbered a staggering 77.

It could have been worse, however, with experts claiming that if he had left it a week later, James would have had over 200 of the rampant rodents.

James told the "Free Press" "We just could not cope. It got a bit much for us and I called in the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals".

His collection now numbers a much more manageable three - ginger Collette, tufty Donna and plain old Christopher.

James added

"We miss the others now and are going to get a photo of them in their new home. But we know it is for the best because we did not want anything to happen to them and the most important thing is the animals' welfare".

He added

"They get pregnant very, very quickly!"

 

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