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I Accidentally Killed My Pet

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    I Accidentally Killed My Bird Quiko

    Well I first want to say that I LOVE my baby bird, Quiko. He was a Quaker and I bought him on May 22. 2010. I was SUPER happy with him. Well about a month ago he plucked his feathers off and made himself bleed ALOT. We took him to the vet. They said he got an infection and gave...
    Oneandonly25 Oneandonly25 16-17 46 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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    This is a thing i have never dared to speak

    about because i am so ashamed i have repressed that memory and almost forgotten about it i have numbed it so much that i was able to live with it but today it hit me a few year ago me and my brother had two pet rabbits me and him we loved them dearly even though my brother...
    fleshheart fleshheart 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Man, I thought that I was the only one out

    their, that unwilling caused the demise to their little best friend. That is a story which you would never hear me bring up willing. I'm mean, come on how do you tell someone that you killed your pet. Anyhow when I was about 17-18, I was staying by a friend. She did not like...
    chaoticsilence chaoticsilence 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    Twice

    I'm not bragging but it happens and it wasn't on purpose. Once was with our fish, okay maybe some don't consider them pets but boy did my X. He was at work and I attempted to clean the 55 gallon tank. It has freshwater sharks and cool colorful fish of all sorts. Yeah it would...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 5, 2010

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    I Am So So So So Sorry Roxy My Baby.

     Roxy was the best little puppy ever. She was an absolutely beautiful golden retriever/terrier mix. She had the most gorgeous, honest, trusting round eyes I've ever seen. She was perfect. Every time I jumped on the lovesac she would jump after me and shower my face with...
    grievingformygirl grievingformygirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    My Husband Did

    One day my husband slammed the door but didn't see the cat was right there and he slammed the door on it's neck. It was dying slowly so to end it's suffering he took out behind the house and finished breaking it's neck. It was horrible I cried so much.
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    My Little Duckling Got Eaten! :/

    I was camping with my freinds and we saw a sign that said baby ducklings and chicks 2$. We were so excited a cute little pet for 2$ we each picked one out. I got a little brown duckling. It had a little beak and big giant feet. It made cute little squeaking noises. I didnt...
    apples0x0x apples0x0x 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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    My Stupid Mistakes Caused My Fur Baby's Death

    I don't know if anyone messed up so bad as I did, I guess not, but, in case someone did, tell me, do you ever manage to forgive yourself when you are responsible for your baby's death? I only meant the best for him, but somewhere along the line my brain stopped working and I...
    XiaoShu XiaoShu 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2013

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    My friend Shalom was over

    and we were making cookies. My dogs were in the living room and my bird (Skylee) was in his cage. The kitchen door was closed so we brought Skylee out. I opend the door to tell my mom the cookies were done. Skylee got out of the kitchen and my dog, Honey pounced on her. We were...
    lauren360 lauren360 16-17 3 Responses Jan 31

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    My Coltrane Is Gone Forever........

    I accidently gave my dog, my baby green beans that still had onions in them.....I called the vet, he said it would be ok.....he stopped eating, I rushed him to the emergency hospital and they did a blood transfusion and transferred him to another hospital ---My baby died will in...
    depressedsoulsuicide depressedsoulsuicide 31-35, F Aug 24, 2013

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    I was working on a school project with my

    daugher one evening, my dog went over to the door like he always does when he want to go out. I asked my daughter to let him out. About an half our later my daughter and I finished up and locked up the house for the night, it was late I was tired and went to bed. I guess I...
    redgolden redgolden 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    When I was 12 there was a cat outside

    that was scared of people (I pet it first and earned its trust). A few months later my little sister and I noticed he liked to go in the shed and we ended up tying a shoelace around his neck (I can't remember for what reason), anyway there was a lawnmower in there and one...
    ReaderOfBooks ReaderOfBooks 16-17 1 Response Mar 2

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    What Have I Done?

    Leaving for work this morning, I ran over my precious Siamese, O'Malley. I am racked with guilt. I will never forgive myself for this. I know he was old and his hearing was not the best, but he held a piece of my heart. He was 11 years old. I thought he was inside because he...
    jsfan9799 jsfan9799 36-40 4 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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    I Killed Mr Spooks

    I have had my pet goldfish for almost 2 years, I had saved him from being the 3rd dead goldfish in the bad conditions where I worked. (I actually fish-napped him when I left). I had promised Mr Spooks I would do everything I could to take care of him. I got him friends, a big...
    c617 c617 31-35 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    Micky And Twinkie Died Today

    My brother and I have two bunnies named Mickey and Twinkie . They were 9 months old. Our first little pets. We loved them but I had to face crying and anger.today was a super hot day . My father had fed them in the morning . They were fine. My brother went to put them in a small...
    Mickyudied Mickyudied 22-25, M Aug 8, 2013

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    We were gone for just four days

    and I thought my hamster had enough food. He didn't. :( I feel so so so bad.
    loveyoufiver loveyoufiver 13-15 2 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    I Saved Her And Now She Is Gone

    Yesterday, I came home after my 19th Century Philosophy course around 12:30pm. I usually don't get to come home until about 10pm on Tuesdays but my programming lab was canceled. When I got home I made some lunch and began working on my portfolio I needed to send out that day. My...
    kcmorrison kcmorrison 22-25 3 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    My Choice Caused My Furbaby's Death

    Reading the story "I Accidentally Killed My Pet" made my heart so incredibly heavy. I understood her pain, empathized with her, but it also reminded me that my furbaby's death was caused not by an accident but by a poor choice I made. A selfish choice that I'll live with the rest...
    ladyofthehearth ladyofthehearth 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    Tease 4 Year Old Female Blue Heeler 7/7/2010 Rip

    We were going to go for a drive in Johns truck; a red Dodge, with black leather interior and a 6 inch lift. The three of us piled inside and my dog Tease jumped in after us eager to come along for a ride. As we backed out of the driveway she jumped into the backseat and got on...
    Tease7710 Tease7710 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    PLEASE Forgive Me!

    Yesterday I accidentally killed one of my pomeranian "Aki" and I feel so Guilty about it. It was around 3:30 pm when Aki and Ryo's loud Barks woke me up. I got so pissed got up from bed and went downstairs. I saw the Broomstick and took it with me. The minute they saw...
    akidaisuki akidaisuki 22-25, M 143 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    The Guilt Still Haunt Me

    When I was a kid my parrents doesn't allowed me to have a cat. But one day I saw an abandoned kitten, I took the kitten home then gave the kitten milk and some makeshift bedding (a pillow and  quilt). A week or so my mom checked up on my room, foolishly i hid the kitten in...
    AQueenBee AQueenBee 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    Crushed...

    This tale still gets to me...I warn you, it is not for the week of heart. It was early last year. My cat had her first and only litter of kittens the same day my aunt passed away, so I saw it as a sign to treasure those kittens, and I thought I was capable of something like that...
    ObscuredDiamond ObscuredDiamond 18-21 2 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    Did Not Watch It

    About 10 years ago I let my 8 month old black lab puppy out in the yard to relieve itself. I was being dumb and did not watch it. Well she ran in the road and was hit by a car.
    hey123you hey123you 41-45, M 13 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    My Poor Little Kitten

    My poor little kitten of 10 weeks fell out the window and didn't survive the fall. We are first time cat owners and thought that keeping the window open only when we are in the room and constantly watching would be enough to keep her safe. We were so wrong.Even though we were...
    Lilypadgirl Lilypadgirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    My Rabbit Died Of Heat Exhaustion.

    My rabbit died yesterday due to the heat and it is all my fault. I got a rabbit for Easter two years ago. His name was Jasper. He was a very sweet dutch and I loved him so much. I've been bringing him inside because it has been hot lately. Two nights ago, my friend stayed the...
    egotrip egotrip 16-17 7 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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    My Sweet Little Teddy Bear....

    about 14 years ago, my mama cat, Gizmo gave birth to 6 gorgeous little babies; 3 boys - Taloose, Teddy and Sampson and 3 girls - Rosa, Raven and Tyka. i loved them all so tremendously - they were ALL my pride and joy. i was always showing them off to anyone who stopped by. when...
    Clark44 Clark44 31-35 4 Responses Oct 5, 2011

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    I Accidentally Killed My Cat When I Closed The Garage Door

    We've had Shadow for over 10 years.  We have an automatic garage door and sometimes when it's up Shadow would jump up on my car, then up to the garage door.  We've had several close calls but he was always ok.  Two days ago I came home and pulled into the garage.  I let...
    MikeG32 MikeG32 56-60 15 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    Sunday march 16 2014 5:15 pm: I woke up

    yesterday at five in the morning with my bird crushed under me. I tried my best to make Montey happy and that meant sleeping with him for a couple of hours before putting him away. I never thought this would happen to me. My parents told me not to sleep with him so I said that I...
    miran13 miran13 13-15 2 Responses Mar 16

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    We Had Her For A Day.

    A kitten was dumped on our farm after Christmas. It's a horrible practice to get people kittens for Christmas without thinking, and then decide to "Release them into the wild." Well it's better than the other things people have done to kittens. She was adorable. But our dogs...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    One of my boys, only 7,

    was always sickly. He was impossible to get into a carrier. I had to go to the hospital from bites. Finally got him to the vet... very sick, probably bladder cancer. Dealing with terrible grief, I found myself in a pet supermarket with a rescue organization. With the best...
    rimrunner rimrunner 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    My wife always wanted a Yorkshire Terrier.

    After my old dog Buddy passed away from cancer I got her one. A little tiny black,tan, and brown ball of fluff named Tinkerbell. She was the smartest little dog I had ever seen. She learned her name w/i two days of comming home with us, she was just about house broken w/i...
    papaTerrier papaTerrier 41-45 5 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Accidentally And Intentionally, My Hamster.

    I kinda intentionally but accidentally killed my pet hamster, I have 4 hamsters, 2 of them are siblings, about 1 month old now. The other 2 are the parents. I was checking up on them like usual, feeding and playing with the parents and suddenly, I have an urge to mess with the...
    Iamsosorryhamster Iamsosorryhamster 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    Ran Over Our 19 Year Old Cat

    Today like every other day I came home for lunch. I got in my car and reversed out the driveway when I felt something go under my front wheels, our dog that was in the backyard started howling and I looked forward to see our 19 year old car flailing in the driveway.. I ...
    jimay3677 jimay3677 26-30, M 42 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    My Dog Is Dead And It's My Fault

    This story feels so long, it feels like my whole life led up to yesterday. I feel like who I was before this happened is gone. I don't know how to rebuild. I have three little kids so I MUST move forward, but I am so badly shaken by my mistake. All of this is connected to my...
    SadieGoose SadieGoose 31-35 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    I'm So Sorry Nea

    She was a fancy pet mouse... Neapolitian. And she was my favorite out of the four I have. She was beautiful... white and light gray longhaired. Only after 2 month of having her, she was already so tame and kind. She would climb up on my hand whenever I put my hand into the cage...
    Melankitty Melankitty 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    When I was about 12 years old I had a beautiful

    Himalayan rabbit that mostly lived outside but I often took him in to be in my room with me at night. Well, one night I didn't bring him in (I don't remember if I forgot or just figured he would be fine outside . . .) and he froze and died. It's been nearly 30 years and I still...
    alusian alusian 36-40 Dec 10, 2013

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    Well about a two months ago I got a new ferret

    named bandit,and before I had got her I had did all kinds of research about them,so then I got her the next day and I was so happy,well maybe about a month I had her I had put her on my bed and she loves to climb in side of clothes and well I didnt know tht she had climbed in my...
    hayleigh1520 hayleigh1520 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    A Few Hours Ago...

    I walked into my room a few hours ago after being gone all week to find my bearded dragon dead..... I forgot to leave the key with whoever was supposed to take care of her and i never checked my messages to see her asking for it... I hate myself for having made you suffer so...
    inmysecretworld inmysecretworld 16-17, F Nov 24, 2013

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    Maybe I Did, Maybe I Didn't. But I Feel Like I Did.

     RIP Uncle Traveling Matt. :( Uncle Traveling Matt, the family's grey tabby, had been morbidly obese since about 4 years after coming to our family. One day, he just suddenly ballooned up and there was no helping his weight once that happened. We could never figure out...
    booradley booradley 22-25 4 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    I Killed My Golden Retriever. I Forgot Him In My Car

    It happened in 2001. Today i am 45 years old. I loved Balzac (was is name) and he had a good life. Almost every morning i wake up without air and tears thinking on his death. Nothing will ease my pain. I do not believe in God. Animals do not understand death. I cannot cope with...
    greatganza greatganza 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    Listening For His Footsteps

    It is now 3 days since I accidentally killed my beloved dog.  It is 2:50 a.m. and I can't sleep.  I keep getting images of how I found him in the car.  It is the details and the imagined experience of what he went through as he frantically tried to escape from the superheated...
    ASPCA ASPCA 56-60 6 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    Accidentally Killed My Cat

    On Tuesday I got up and took my husband to work so I could run a bunch of errands. We only have one vehicle so I had to get up early with my daughter and ride with him and come back. I was already tired. I am a mother,wife,full time college student, and have the sole...
    cowgrluptt22 cowgrluptt22 26-30 55 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    Every Time!

    I feel like a terrible human being.. I killed chiclet (a tiny black baby chicken.. chick) i loved her so much! she would perch on my shoulder and nuzzle against my neck and just chill out.. like a defunct parrot! She was so freakin sweet.. everywhere i went she followed. I must...
    alittlebird24 alittlebird24 26-30 2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    Loved Him to Death

      I am consumed with grief and guilt. Last night, I had my darling pet duckling, Brookland on my bed. Needless to say, we both fell asleep. I woke up hazy and realized that Brookland was no longer beside me. Frantically, I searched my room, convinced he might have fallen off the...
    theguiltdragon theguiltdragon 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    Well about a two months ago I got a new ferret

    named bandit,and before I had got her I had did all kinds of research about them,so then I got her the next day and I was so happy,well maybe about a month I had her I had put her on my bed and she loves to climb in side of clothes and well I didnt know tht she had climbed in my...
    hayleigh1520 hayleigh1520 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I Accidently Killed My Pet

    On 3rd October, I had the most frustrating day, and was in a bad mood when I arrived home. I saw my 16 year old cat lying in the driveway, as he had done hundreds of times before. He was lying to the side, and I drove, what I thought was past him. I am not sure what happened...
    SilkeKaiser SilkeKaiser 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    I once had a little chiwawa,

    his name was Mr.Bob. He loved going on my kitchen counter. one day i was making a smoothie with a gigantic blender. I left the room for a few seconds. when i came back my little Bob had his head in the blender and his guts were mixed in my smoothie. I was so sad. It was so crazy...
    lauren360 lauren360 16-17 1 Response Feb 7

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    Death By Chocolate

    When I was about 15, my brother and I had a pet guinea pig called Alexis. I can't quite recall how, but we discovered that Alexis loved chocolate pudding... so from time to time, we would put a tiny bit on a teaspoon and let him lick it. He would always eat it so enthusiastically...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    I Killed My Companion Of 22 Years Last Night

    Last night, I came home exhausted. I was playing with my bird of 22 years in my bed. I rolled on my side when I drifted off to sleep with my bird still out of the cage and under the covers. One hour later, I woke up. My bird was under me, warm. Her neck lifeless. Her eyes still...
    seakayaker seakayaker 56-60, M 4 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Dog Passed

    My girlfriend and I live together...When she moved in she had brought her dog.  He was extremely hyper and had some bad doggy manners, but what dog doesn't?  He was living with us for around 6 months now.  I sometimes would smack him on his head for discipline...
    FT1986JR FT1986JR 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    I was washing and drying my comforter,

    and I had put it in the dryer, grabbed some dryer sheets and put them in, and shut the door and set it to "extra heavy". While it was going I heard some thumping around but figured that it was just because it was a heavy comforter. It went for the whole cycle and when I pulled...
    stephaniepegg stephaniepegg 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 19

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    Recently, I lost one of my dogs.

    He was a small, adorable and loving 4 month old pomeranian puppy. Everyone keeps telling me it was an accident, but at this time, I feel 100% at fault. In a split second he went from in the sink to lifeless on the floor. I don't know how it happened. It happened so fast - the...
    Eliza5x5 Eliza5x5 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I Don't Know How I Am Supposed To Live My Life Without My Man.

    6 days ago today something worse than my worst nightmare came true. I never want to go to sleep again because I keep thinking that when I wake up it will have been a horrible, horrible dream. But it was not, it was real, and it happened to me. I love animals. I have 2 dogs, 2...
    childrensyoga childrensyoga 26-30, F 35 Responses Dec 12, 2010

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    I Killed My Gf's Dog Chester

    I didnt do it on purpose her mom was teaching me to drive a stick shift .Everyone was asked to keep babys  young children and animals in the house.Well  my GF desided shge wanted to play with her dog took him outside he rand behind me and byebye Chester.I feel really...
    littleboyblue16 littleboyblue16 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    This is LeVantae. He was born on January 15th,

    1997 and died on September 11th, 2001. it was a tragic day, one of the worst ive ever lived. because on that fateful day, i lost LeVantae. it all started in the morning. i was off to work at the World Blade Center, but when i got there, it was pandamonium! there were pets...
    RizwanKureshi RizwanKureshi 70+ 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Two Years Ago...

    a new friend here asked me about this.  it took a lot to revisit what happened... imma do the copy and paste thing here.  cuz i will cry if i type it all over again  :'( oh my gosh!  i haven't even had the nerve to write about that...even after TWO years! sigh... it was such...
    justsunni justsunni 51-55, F 4 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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