So, I know the live version of this site is only one a few hours old, but soon enough y’all will know what everyone else around me has come to accept: I am the. rabbit. lady. So when I saw AP moved this story, I knew it was comin’ at ya on UV INDEX. I also may have added it to the Valley News website. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Via Associated Press:
By NICK PERRY
Wellington, New Zealand — It was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard sheep and surfing to safety on their backs.
Ferg Horne, 64, says he’s been farming since he left school at age 15 and has never seen anything quite like it.
He was trudging through pelting rain to rescue a neighbor’s 40 sheep from the floodwaters on Saturday at their South Island farm near Dunedin when he spotted some dark shapes from a distance.
He was puzzled because he knew his neighbor, who was away in Russia attending a nephew’s wedding, didn’t have any black-faced sheep. As he got closer, he thought it might be debris from the storm, which had drenched the area and forced Horne to evacuate his home.
Then he saw the bedraggled rabbits hitching a ride — two on one sheep and a third on another sheep.
“I couldn’t believe it for a start,” he said. Read more.