It’s never a pleasant moment when a light comes on in your car. For a while you can try to ignore it, but if that light keeps flashing there’s no alternative: you have to go to the mechanic and cross your fingers.
This is what a gentleman from Henley-on-Thames, in the United Kingdom, did when he entrusted his car to the care of David Hoskins and Joe Tomczyk. Who would have expected everything except to find a rabbit hidden in the hood. Alive and in excellent health, however terrified.
David was taking a look at the car and had just opened the engine compartment, noticing bite marks and chewed wires. Suddenly, as he and his colleague Joe were about to start work on the car, they notice movement near the left fender. They decide to take it off and… “I’ve never seen anything like it. We happened to find mice and cats in the engine, but never rabbits. Instead here’s this bunny sitting on the inside of the bumper staring us straight in the eye.”, say the two mechanics.
The rabbit had probably entered the car a few days earlier, from under the hood, to shelter from the cold. Then he must have been stuck there. “He was lucky to survive. He definitely got very hot, but the engine and gears of the car could have mangled him,” reflects David.
The rabbit was immediately taken to the Henley veterinary surgery. He was terrified, but other than that – incredibly – in perfect health. After the visit, he was released into nature. Even if he is cold, it is much better to roam in the open air than to travel in the hood of a car.