In rush to flee flames, time to save a rabbit

Every day we look at the day’s news and try to answer a question: Who are we? What kind of people are we?

Really, it’s an impossible question and an impossible answer. We’re a lot of different things.

But that’s not going to stop us from declaring that we’re a people who stop to help a rabbit in the midst of a devastating inferno.

It happened this week as the Thomas Fire advanced in Ventura County. The man saw the rabbit and pulled his car over to help.

Who is the man?

Let’s just try to believe he’s all of us.

Update: Did The Wildfire Rabbit ‘Rescuer’ Doom A Litter of Babies? (Live Science)

  • Randall Thompson


  • Ben Chorn
    • MrE85

      We had a red-tail hawk dispatch a squirrel in our parking lot just the other day.

      • Rob

        Had you previously saved the squirrel?

        • MrE85

          The moment didn’t reach that level of karma.

  • Doug

    Of course, the question is, is a rabbit’s life worth a human’s?

    • Rob

      Going way out on a limb here, but it looks like the answer you’d get from the Good Samaritan in the video clip is “Yes.”

      I’ve always loved this quote from Jeremy Bentham: The question is not “Can animals reason?”, but rather, “Can they suffer?”

  • People who are kind to animals are good people.

  • MrE85

    I’ve been calling him LA Bunny Dude, and he’s exactly the hero America needs right now.

  • AmiSchwab

    i wish this was all of us

  • Jerry

    I’m going to stick to my “Don’t grab wild animals and put them in my car” rule.

    Because, let’s be honest, rabies shots are no fun.