15 Jun '11, 4am

X-Man... errr, X-Rabbit found in Japan. May have super powers.

X-Man... errr, X-Rabbit found in Japan. May have super powers.

A white rabbit was born without ears near the damaged Fukushima power plant in Japan. Locals are worried that its 'mutation' is a result of radiation leakage from the plant. The rabbit's owner, Ms Yuko Sugimoto, said it was born early last month in the town of Namie, which lies just outside the 20-km exclusion zone. The town has been identified as a radiation hot spot. 'Mutant' rabbit born near Japan nuclear plant Click on thumbnail to view (Screengrabs: YouTube) For more photos, click here . London daily The Telegraph reported that the rabbit also appears to have signs of albinism - a pure white coat and red eyes - that are the result of mutations in several genes. However, experts have reportedly said it's unlikely the bunny's earless state is due to radiation, pointing out that similar rabbits have been born in other areas, far from nuclear disaster.

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