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Who ever thought the bunny hop could save lives?

by Therese on July 24, 2008

in Animals in the News, Pets


One of my plurking buddies just shared this story about a hopping hero, and I thought it was worth passing on.

A pet rabbit has been credited with saving an Australian couple from a fire that started in their house while they slept. The rabbit woke its owners, Michelle Finn and her partner Gerry Keogh, by scratching on their bedroom door when smoke poured through the house in the Macleod area of Melbourne.

“Gerry only got home from work about 5.30 because he works a night shift and about 7am we both woke to the sound of a thumping rabbit,” Ms Finn told The Age newspaper in Melbourne. “We heard windows breaking at the back of the house and got up to see what was wrong and the house was on fire.”

Neighbours arrived with hoses to help before fire crews arrived. Firefighters said that a smoke alarm had been removed while the house was being renovated.

Ms Finn said that the pet, named Rabbit, was allowed to roam freely around the house unless they had guests. “It was very lucky for both of us,” she said. “I don’t think he was very impressed.”

Read the rest of the story about Rabbit here.
Thanks, Greg!

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David Braybrooke July 26, 2008 at 10:02 am

Great story, Thanks for sharing! Regards, Dave.


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