I guess I believe this. Japanese dog-lovers were bamboozled into buying sheep thinking they were poodles.
Thousands of people have been 'fleeced' into buying neatly coiffured lambs they thought were poodles.
Entire flocks of lambs were shipped over from the UK and Australia to Japan by an internet company and marketed as the latest 'must have' accessory.
But the scam was only spotted after a leading Japanese actress said her 'poodle' didn't bark and refused to eat dog food. [More]
That must have been some haircut...
Wait - they're paying $2400 for poodles in Japan??
Update: Color me gullible - I should have gone with my initial reaction. It was indeed a hoax.