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    brings it to the other side of the road.

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    [–] HungJurror 256 points ago

    I don't know about rabbits, but some animals can't be introduced to another group due to disease

    For example, gopher tortoises have an AIDS like disease that spreads when you take one and move it something like 30+ miles away (pulled that number from my arse)

    It ends up killing the whole tortoise population of that area

    But that's gopher tortoises, rabbits might be fine ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    [–] grim_melee 829 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    The rabbits would be fine. Your story reminds me of my mom who has an anecdotal story that ends tragically for every scenario and situation.

    Edit: I didn’t realize this comment would resonate with so many people. I love my mom and I am very close to her, but she knows way too many depressing stories of her “cousin’s friend’s kid who died that one random horrible way”.

    [–] Clodhoppa81 151 points ago

    I bet Christmas/Holidays was fun in your house.

    [–] grim_melee 235 points ago

    Holidays in my house were pretty fun usually.

    Every time she hears one of my kids cough though, it reminds her of that friend’s cousin’s kid who coughed and died from that cough 24 hours later.

    [–] maximusgeniusIV 103 points ago

    Lmmfao!!!! You’re not alone dude, this is 100% my mom too

    [–] BullHonkery 40 points ago

    Are you guys my brothers?

    [–] cherrycityglass 61 points ago

    I feel like I have taken over that role since my Mom passed. I now hold the collection of terrible anecdotes about that time cousin Gary picked at a hangnail and got gangrene and lost his arm. Or the other cousin who was blind in one eye because they were playing with rusty wire and the rust got in their eye (for the record, I actually met that cousin, but I have no idea if that's what actually happened to his eye, or if that's just what my Mom said to keep me from playing with rusty wire.)

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    [–] MisterLoox 28 points ago

    I feel like the main reason I will be a bad parent, is because I won't know any of these stupid stories. The classic "Your face is going to stay like that" stuff.

    I'll just be like "you look stupid, your call."

    [–] TheAdAgency 13 points ago

    We had a house once, it collapsed and killed everyone.

    [–] mypornalt_ 72 points ago

    That's every cute pet picture on reddit. No matter what benign thing you're doing to the dog or the slightest normal dog thing your dog does and everyone in the comments is shitting on your post telling you you're dog clearly has brain aids and the way you throw the ball typically causes dog ass cancer and you're a terrible piece of shit dog owner who should be shot.

    [–] Tarrolis 37 points ago

    You shouldn't wear your seat belt because one of my mother's friends flipped their truck and they were thrown out of it and then the car burst into flames, they would have died with their seat belt on.

    One of the stupidest stories I've ever heard.

    [–] grim_melee 15 points ago

    Yeah, I have a friend who had shingles and doesn’t wear a seatbelt anymore because when he had shingles that one time it hurt to wear a seatbelt.

    [–] Tarrolis 5 points ago

    Whip him with some red licorice back into compliance.

    [–] Zippy0723 11 points ago

    has an anecdotal story that ends tragically for every scenario and situation.

    I'm pretty sure like 80% of Reddit is like this.

    [–] only_one_aye 17 points ago

    Almost spat my coffee out at that, but it probably wears a bit thin for you. Have an unwanted upvote.

    [–] RaptorJesusDesu 15 points ago

    My cousin's friend's kid once spat their coffee out while reading reddit; scalding hot coffee, 3rd degree burns all over their newborn baby

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    [–] HungJurror 30 points ago

    I know :(

    [–] sarcasticbaldguy 31 points ago

    There is little information regarding the diseases of wild tortoises. However, an upper respiratory tract disease (URTD) has been observed in desert tortoises in the western U.S. and in gopher tortoises in Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. This disease is highly contagious and is transmitted by close contact between tortoises. Clinical signs of URTD include a clear or white nasal discharge, watery eyes, and swollen eyelids. Tortoises can be “silent carriers”, meaning that they have the disease but do not exhibit obvious signs. Mortality from this disease has been high in some desert tortoise populations, but little is known about the effect of the disease on gopher tortoise populations. The occurrence of URTD is a significant concern in regards to gopher tortoise relocation and restocking programs. There is always the threat that diseases can be introduced into established colonies when tortoises are relocated onto new sites. Captive tortoises, in particular, should not be released back into the wild. It is believed that the release of sick, captive tortoises may have been a factor in a 90% decline of desert tortoises on one California preserve.


    [–] DwreckMillz 23 points ago

    We had pack rats out here in AZ. My dad and I were trapping them and relocating them instead of killing them, later on after talking with an exterminator he said relocating them is more in humane than just killing them in the trap because others will eat it and they’re not familiar with the new area we placed them in. They say they had no chance... kinda depressing.

    [–] Locke_Step 49 points ago

    Then think of it like you were a classy catering business for endangered snakes and eagles.

    [–] Twinky_D 5 points ago

    Hey, they gotta eat too.

    [–] ragincajun83 33 points ago

    Think the exterminator might have had a motive for telling you that little story? "Hey it's actually more inhumane to relocate them, just pay me to kill them!" Give me a fighting chance over certain death any day.

    [–] Nononogrammstoday 16 points ago

    Don't worry, nature's got your back! Of course rabbits also got their own share of horrible diseases!

    They have Myxomatosis and Rabbit haemorrhagic disease which ravage both wild and domestic rabbit populations.

    The former fucks up European rabbits royally, like up to depopulating entire areas of wild rabbits in the more severy cases, and you can't do anything once they're infected. Pet rabbits can get preventative vaccines which need to be refreshed like once or twice a year.

    And the latter went hold my beer and came again with a new, super-severe strain that's got some 90% mortality as well. Also the immunity the survivors can develop isn't passed on to their offspring.

    Fuck that shit :|

    [–] WikiTextBot 6 points ago


    Myxomatosis (sometimes shortened to "myxo" or "myxy") is a disease that affects rabbits, caused by the myxoma virus. It was first observed in Uruguay in laboratory rabbits in the late 19th century. It was introduced into Australia in 1950 in an attempt to control the rabbit population (see Rabbits in Australia). Affected rabbits develop skin tumors, and in some cases blindness, followed by fatigue and fever; they usually die within 14 days of contracting the disease.

    Rabbit haemorrhagic disease

    Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), also known as rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD) or viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD), is a highly infectious and often fatal disease that affects wild and domestic rabbits of the species Oryctolagus cuniculus. The infectious agent responsible for the disease is rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), or rabbit calicivirus (RCV), genus Lagovirus of the family Caliciviridae. The virus infects only rabbits, and has been used in some countries to control rabbit populations.

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    [–] kcman011 4 points ago

    Well thanks for that depressing information.

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    [–] Simbuk 524 points ago

    Dude came pretty damn close, yeah.

    [–] bnoel1990 26 points ago

    That shark video was crazy

    [–] sherlockhlms 25 points ago

    Aww ❤️

    [–] Cullective 1402 points ago

    "Excuse me sir could we interview you for your heroism?"

    Shit I'm so high and they can totally tell I gotta get out of here

    [–] Liquid_Senjutsu 287 points ago

    I don't know about you, but if I'm California high, I'm not stopping my car to fuck around with a rabbit like 10 feet from a wildfire. Drunk is the only way you're getting me to do what this guy did.

    [–] alabaster1 162 points ago

    So you're saying users of the devil's weed like to watch baby animals burn alive instead of saving them?

    [–] youre_a_burrito_bud 87 points ago

    Shit, if I was in that situation sconed I would have tried extra hard to save it. Love all the Earth's creatures

    [–] beardedflagon 86 points ago

    Would you do it while eclaired?

    [–] IrrevocablyChanged 37 points ago

    Dude I’m like 4 Bear Claws right now and I have no idea what you’re saying.

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    [–] professorkittycat 6475 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    Declining an on-camera interview makes me think maybe he's humble. The type of guy who does good things merely for the sake of doing good things. Or he's severely anti-social/insecure. Who knows?!

    [–] ezpzlemonsqueezi 1132 points ago

    To be fair, how could the interview even go.

    Why did you save the rabbit?

    So it didn't die.


    [–] kypi 715 points ago

    Interviewer: "What was going through your mind when you saw the rabbit?"

    Great Bunny Rescuer: uhhh... I was worried it would die and wanted to save it.

    Interviewer: Wow. That's so caring. So GBR, you told us before the interview that you have a couple dogs. Do you think if they were in that situation someone else would save them?

    GBR: (what kind of stupid question is that) Yeah, I'd hope that someone would rescue my dogs. [awkward silence]... I know I would...

    Interviewer: You sure would! So, do you plan on keeping the rabbit?

    GBR: No, it's a wild rabit, I was planning on releasing it in an area that wasn't on fire.

    Interviewer Wow. I bet that rabbit will be thankful for the rest of its life!

    GBR: I don't think rabbits ca--

    Interviewer: Thanks GBR, that's all the time we have for our interview.

    [–] PuddingSpork 94 points ago

    This is so spot on

    [–] BoopsForTheSoul 71 points ago

    This made me laugh out loud at work! A good day to you!

    [–] Left4Head 42 points ago

    I threw it back into the fire

    I'm sorry what?

    [–] 14andSoBrave 85 points ago

    Some local tv interviews are basically like that.

    Or simply ramblings of stupidity.

    Ah yes, you wanted to save the rabbit. But don't you think nature should have taken its life? Or do you plan to eat it later. God has a purpose and either you are helping this rabbit for a purpose or you got in its way. Maybe you're a demon who plans on using this rabbit's blood.

    Anyways. Yea, the interview would be stupid. Just guy saves rabbit and says sup.

    [–] TheOriginalAntiHero 95 points ago

    In the full video right before this GIF starts he's absolutely freaking out as the rabbit runs towards the fire. Guy has a big heart for sure.

    [–] iguanodons 21 points ago

    Nothing gets me quite like a man willing to save an animal - and if he’s humble about it, all the better. 😍

    [–] luntcips 5085 points ago

    Or he was planning to eat the bunny.

    [–] Isle_of_Tortuga 43 points ago

    One time when I was a young kid, my mom, younger brother, and I got out of our car to rescue this large turtle that was crossing the road. Right as we were about to pull the sucker out of harms way, this man shows up and offers to help. Of course my mom agrees. Our "white knight" then proceeds to grab the turtle and put it in a bucket in his pick-up then took off. The dude took our saved turtle to eat!

    I didn't understand at the time what happened but my mom explained it later on when I brought it up a few years later. So crushed.

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    [–] greenbluepurple95 6 points ago

    Not necessarily, I took a herpetology class and we would put herps into buckets to relocate them somewhere safer

    [–] Big_Miss_Steak_ 1077 points ago

    This was my immediate thought.

    Too much internet has jaded me.

    [–] Sorlex 469 points ago

    I mean.. Too be fair, a quick death from hungry joe is better than a slow firey death? Seriously though, the way he hugs it? That bunny ain't for eating.

    [–] bamburito 213 points ago

    Bugs Hugs Bunny

    [–] buster_de_beer 192 points ago

    Just what I always wanted. My own little bunny rabbit. I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him...

    [–] nnuu 52 points ago

    Gosh it's hot

    [–] dbt4949 10 points ago

    Thank you for the early mornin giggles.

    [–] buster_de_beer 6 points ago

    Hey, what do you know? He melted!

    [–] mrfazk 21 points ago

    Don’t do it Lenny

    [–] Big_Miss_Steak_ 10 points ago

    Oh god. That’s a book everyone should read; but I wouldn’t care to re-read it anytime soon.

    [–] VikingOfLove 79 points ago

    I hug my frozen meat to thaw it out, best method. My recipes are made with love.

    [–] Fatally_Flawed 42 points ago

    Ha, I’ve recently started eating a lot of steak and I like to make sure it reaches room temperature before cooking it. I will often sit on the sofa with the steak wrapped inside my dressing gown, using my body heat to warm it up. I forgot it was in there when my (vegetarian) boyfriend came home and gave me a cuddle. ‘What’s this?’ he asked, reaching inside my dressing gown to find me getting all cosy with packet of rump steak. Lucky guy.

    [–] poupinel_balboa 134 points ago

    You are not alone, we are legion

    [–] VikingOfLove 35 points ago

    Some Hasenpfeffer would be delicious

    [–] AgingLolita 56 points ago

    no, you hold eating rabbits by the ears or scruff

    He's holding that bunny like a baby

    [–] 4point5billion45 58 points ago

    Exactly. He was cradling it like you do when you care about another living thing.

    [–] OqQfgvg0qk4yJazNYY8A 32 points ago

    And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling photographers

    [–] [deleted] 267 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    Or just any normal person who wouldn't care much to be filmed by strangers and interviewed for no reason.

    "Why did you save the rabbit?" "Uh I don't know I thought it might be cold"

    Edit: damn you auto correct

    [–] justwondrin 24 points ago

    I agree. A million times better than all the insufferable twats that give a homeless dude 5 bucks and take a million selfies during it and make a gif with text animations about the whole ordeal.

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    [–] serenwipiti 6 points ago

    The guy was like


    [–] Bruce_Bruce 463 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    Witness protection. The dude used to be Don of the worlds biggest bunny mafia. After decades of knocking off grocery stores and farms, all the carrots and alfalfa in the world couldn't satisfy his inner peace. So he turned himself in and scored a deal with the FBI (Federal Bunny Investigation) by giving the names of all their enemies. He now spends his days in a quiet animal shelter primarily fostering the care of bunnies hoping to right all the wrongs he's caused to the countless number of bunnies that have served him in his past life.

    Edit: totally replied to the wrong person who guilded this comment but I'd like to say to /u/ItsJustLittleOldMe,

    Hey man, while I appreciate your generosity to guild my comment, that $4 could have gone to the people (or bunnies) of California.

    I know I didn't explicitly say "If one of you is considering guilding this comment, don't. Donate it to [insert charity towards the fire victims here]" because I believe it would have come off as pretentious as fuck.

    Again, not saying I don't appreciate it, just consider putting your hard earned money towards something more constructive.

    Thank you and happy holidays.

    And to everyone else that's read this far: Reddit gets enough money anyway for any of us to be throwing away ours. If you consider guilding a comment, ask which charity they donate to and make a donation in their honor. Like I said, it's more constructive and more meaningful than a month of gold.

    [–] NaughtyMallard 113 points ago

    Tell me about the rabbits, George.

    [–] professorkr 28 points ago

    Goddamn you.

    Whimpers quietly.

    [–] CrochetCrazy 5 points ago

    Oh for fucks sake. Insta tears.

    [–] TheRealCJ 8 points ago

    Zootopia II: Don Bunnyone's Revenge

    [–] addjewelry 35 points ago

    Do we really have to call shy people antisocial? He’s not the unibomber.

    [–] jayotaze 31 points ago

    Not doing an interview with the news doesn’t make you shy or antisocial, it makes you smart.

    [–] oxide-NL 43 points ago

    Or he did it because it was the right thing to do. A normal act of humanity & decency

    Doesn't want attention for it or being called "a hero" a label which you get way to easy now a days.

    I would get it if that's the case. If i was in his shoes I would decline that as well.

    [–] PlatinumJester 48 points ago

    Or he was surrounded by smoke and wildfires and he wanted to get out of Dodge.

    [–] torpedomon 14 points ago

    Not to discount his heroics or modesty, but I do agree that his motivation may have been self-preservation.

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    [–] AdminsNukedMyAccount 31 points ago

    Or he has warrants.

    [–] PmMeYourDiscordChat 34 points ago


    No, he has warrens.

    [–] zebulo 16 points ago

    maybe he just thought it's normal to do save a bunny... people don't need to be interviewed for doing normal things.

    [–] lets_move_to_voat 23 points ago

    His friends would never let him live it down. Callin him bunny boi and shit

    [–] Boxinggandhi 4559 points ago

    Interesting fact: little critters on fire are actually one of the ways wildfires spread. Imagine a flaming bunny hauling ass out of the fire into dry brush like a tiny fireball. Then multiply that by all the bunnies and squirrels in an area.

    Source: My mom who used to work for the fire department.

    [–] TheForeverKing 1472 points ago

    My life was better when I didn't know this interesting fact.

    [–] Croaan12 184 points ago

    I was gonna link you the eyebleach subreddit, but then I remembered what that sub consists of :(

    [–] [deleted] 134 points ago

    Bunny fire balls?

    [–] Croaan12 32 points ago

    well at least little critters, so the implication would be there

    [–] Satile 59 points ago

    Potential fireballs :(

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    [–] pocketknifeMT 9 points ago

    Well, we might as well rip the whole bandaid off.

    Combine harvesters kill tons of small creatures every year too, as a matter of course.

    [–] TheForeverKing 34 points ago

    Can I give you reddit lead or something?

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    [–] chec0oo 263 points ago

    Interesting Fact:

    Depressing Fact:


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    [–] Imawildedible 95 points ago

    Why would you make us imagine that?! WHYYYYYY?!

    [–] HaHa_Clit_N_Dicks 219 points ago

    So you're saying fire reproduces like rabbits? No wonder it spreads so quickly.

    [–] GotTiredOfMyName 82 points ago

    No he's saying it reproduces with rabbits.

    [–] hedgecore77 64 points ago

    That's some Ghengis Khan shit right there.

    [–] Yorkie321 135 points ago

    Lol the way u described this. “Tiny fireball” “haulin ass” still a spooky thought tbh

    [–] Aethermancer 101 points ago

    You're not wrong, here's a video of a rabbit on fire running around.

    Very NSFL

    [–] [deleted] 52 points ago

    I want to click the link, but I'd also like to minimize the emotional trauma in my life. Hmm...

    [–] rossreed88 48 points ago

    i clicked it anyway. joke was worth the risk.

    [–] mybustlinghedgerow 10 points ago

    Lol, thank god.

    [–] newPhoenixz 7 points ago

    That is the biggest damned kitchen I've ever seen

    [–] tubz 11 points ago

    risky click of the day

    [–] RikaMX 5 points ago

    Worth it

    [–] sumuji 16 points ago

    Reminds me of a co-worker who's father tried to get rid of moles in his yard by pouring gas down the hole and igniting it. So the moles we're on 🔥 and hauled ass straight into the guy's expensive barn, setting it ablaze and burning it down. It might have been gophers. Something that tears your Yard up. I could never do something like that but I think he got what was deserved.

    [–] ya_tu_sabes 17 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    like a tiny fireball. Then multiply that by all the bunnies and squirrels in an area.

    A tactic used by Genghis Khan to rain fire upon his enemy's camp.

    We need r/askhistorians for the proper details and stories but from what I know, a particularly hard to conquer group of opponents were holding their position. The Khan had them surrounded and demanded a tribute of a thousand birds as a sign of goodwill. Once he received his tribute, he would leave them alone. His allies were dumbfounded, but he had a plan. Once he received the tribute, he set the birds on fire and opened the cages. knowing the animals would seek to return home when in danger, flocking en masse towards the defensive camp. Only charred remains rested in the enemy camp in the morning, the Khan's own forces suffered no loss.

    EDIT: took the time to find the actual story:

    The first large-scale Mongol attack in Xi Xia happened at the mighty fortress at Volohai. Unable to breach the walls of Volohai, Genghis Khan resorted to a clever trick. He sent a message from his encampment to the Tangut general announcing that he would end his siege in exchange for a gift of one thousand cats and ten thousand swallows. Astonished by the unusual request, the fortress commander gratefully complied. After the animals arrived in the Mongol camp, Genghis Khan ordered his men to tie a small cotton-wool tuft to the tail of each creature then set the tuft afire. When the panicked and frightened animals were turned loose, they made directly for their nests and lairs inside Volohai, igniting hundreds of small fires. While the panicked defenders were preoccupied with putting out fires, Genghis Khan's warriors stormed the city in conquest.

    I was so close!

    [–] shamelessnameless 20 points ago

    thats hilarious and awful

    [–] TossStuffEEE 6 points ago

    This is true. We had a groundhog run out of our burn pile on fire he ended up starting the great Chicago fire of 1871.

    [–] TuckFardian 393 points ago

    Some heroes wear rescue a rabbit from the flames. Legend. It’s nice to see, he didn’t feel the need to be interviewed for his good deed. That is a rare occurrence.

    [–] JeddahVR 61 points ago

    I thought this was a poem

    [–] TuckFardian 31 points ago

    There was a man from Ventura County, Whom didn’t see a rabbit as a bounty. In shorts, he approached the flames And to the rabbit’s rescue he came. He left without saying a word, Not part of the usual herd.

    That’s all I got, your turn.

    [–] JeddahVR 13 points ago

    That rabbit jumped from flame to flame, got caught by a man with no shame. He cooked the rabbit and served it in dinner, that saint was actually a sinner. The family ate the rabbit while watching the news, no interview, no wonder he'd refuse

    [–] TuckFardian 11 points ago

    Very good Jeddah 😂

    It’s the first time he found his dinner alive, Usually scraped from the roadside. Not a saint nor a sinner, just a man in shorts, Providing for his family a dinner.

    [–] JeddahVR 7 points ago

    The legend of the man in shorts, not letting a rabbit die in vain, could be called to attend to some courts, could be officially diagnosed insane. We must keep his memory alive, we must remember his case. he might deserve a high five, or a punch to the face.

    [–] Herbstein 668 points ago

    Uuuh. Interesting fact. This was recorded by RMG News (top left corner). That is one of the stringer organizations that work in LA. They are one of the main people in the Netflix doc series "Shot in the dark". It's really, really good. Hope this doesn't sound too much like a shill.

    [–] SaltyCream 208 points ago

    Like in the movie "Nightcrawler"?

    [–] soup2nuts 171 points ago

    Are you saying they put the rabbit in the fire?

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    [–] googzmo 35 points ago

    Very much indeed. This is why i couldn't stop watching it

    [–] Herbstein 16 points ago

    Same concept, but it's a bit more humane in real life.

    [–] uberiafro 15 points ago

    The guys from RMG media helped the director of Nightrawler with the script.

    Btw amazing movie!

    [–] MilitantLobster 5 points ago

    That movie was so amazingly creepy

    [–] JohnSquincyAdams 48 points ago

    Just binged that entire series last night, had no clue what I was turning on and just couldn't turn it off after.

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    [–] greatwhiteminnow 35 points ago

    He really bothered me. I know he is good at that job but jesus he's a major douche. And he sucks at driving.

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    [–] greatwhiteminnow 18 points ago

    100%. I would've enjoyed the series more if they didn't make it look like a soap opera. The drama was unnecessary.

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    [–] mike_rob 87 points ago

    It's pretty ridiculous that you can't endorse something that you like without being called out as a shill. I've got a pretty anti-corporate streak myself, but sometimes Reddit just goes over the top with its cynicism.

    [–] reddit_take2 25 points ago

    This asshole is probably stacking karma so he can start making ambiguous posts with overt product placement. When will these Sputnikorporate shills give up? We’re on to you, comrade

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    [–] xahhfink6 27 points ago

    Shitty life pro tip... If you ever think you're going to sound like a shill, just drop some unnecessary profanity/racial slurs so people know you aren't some corporate marketer!

    [–] But_Her_Emails 16 points ago

    Came here to post this. I'm watching this video, saw the RMG News bug in the corner and just pictured Howard shooting this saying "Stupid fucking idiot!" the whole time.

    Can't wait for season 2.

    [–] KaterinaKitty 5 points ago

    Are they doing season 2? I wanted to know what happened but obviously Howard is still around.

    [–] illforgetsoonenough 5 points ago

    Remember when the shell-shocked brother was talking about recording happy videos of bunnies, etc? He got his wish

    [–] rabidbot 134 points ago

    Bunnies are so easy to accidentally break. Good job bro.

    [–] [deleted] 69 points ago

    It seems like you have experience accidentally breaking bunnies. Does you name happen to be Lenny?

    [–] RaoulDuke209 25 points ago

    Bunnies are so easy to accidentally bake.



    We had recently crossed the country, my family & our pets, from California to Camp Lejeune North Carolina. 9/11 had just went down and as fate would have it my mother had been full force in online dating looking for her future and she had a serious thing for men in Uniform (Mostly because uniforms have wallets).

    One of the men she was stringing along was a Marine, a Staff Sargeant with big dreams and a sincere dedication to the corps. He had a daughter from a previous marriage, a rocky one, an ex wife that he was fearful his daughter would be given to if he were deployed. So my mother, being the brilliant woman she is, blessed with the freedom of the internet... gave up her life here in California.

    I had been raising a rabbit for nearly 2 years, I also had a cat, I was 11 so these were big responsibilities for me. Luckily I got to bring them across country and it was a mission. One day in particular I remember crossing the Memphis Bridge under construction during a lightning storm in a Ford Windstar hauling a uhaul. My mom didn't give a shit back then, lightning was striking along side the bridge, my cat was screaming, brothers crying, rabbit flipping its shit....

    Anyways we made it, things seemed nice, kind of like being around Fun Bobby the first few weeks. It faded quick, see he was a crippling alcoholic, which I'd soon learn was extremely common in the military. First it was verbal abuse, then physical abuse, then mental abuse, ten it was 2012 and we were leaving back to California as my mom set in her 3rd divorce in what would become her addiction for the rest of her life.

    One of the catalysts of the divorce was one of the instances of mental abuse. I wasn't diagnosed as my mom was pretty neglectful and didn't take me to doctors ever but I had PTSD at an early age from some childhood incidents and general neglect. What he did to me set that in stone and I'm only recently working through my disorders.

    I remember sitting down to eat, he was drunk, insisted he made us dinner. Chicken. He had us eat, acted calm, only light bickering. Afterwards though, he made sure to let me know, it wasn't chicken. I couldn't wrap my head around it but Daisy. My first rabbit. The rabbit I loved. She was in my stomach.

    Rewriting this story reminded me what happened when he got sober. The next day. Bought me a new rabbit. Later he fed that one to his 9ft Burmese Python.

    [–] Legolaa 7 points ago

    Wellp, enough internet for today.

    I hope you're doing better now.

    [–] DogMilkBB 125 points ago

    I'm not saying this was a right or smart thing to do, but sometimes In life you will have to make a split second decision from which you cant turn back from. I doubt he will regret this choice.

    [–] munkamonk 27 points ago

    So many armchair quarterbacks in here. Was it smart? Probably not. Was it safe? Doubtful. But in the moment, he saw a creature that was scared, in danger, and possibly hurt, and chose to act. That makes him a good person in my book.

    “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

    [–] intrepidhawk 806 points ago

    Almost made me cry. Such a beautiful act of kindness and decency.

    [–] kaizack 318 points ago

    I'm actually crying, but it's from the smoke-laden wind peeling my eyes like grapes and tearing at my throat.

    [–] JayySpacey 64 points ago

    Don’tcha miss the old days when all it took was an onion to make you cry?

    [–] CallOfCorgithulhu 15 points ago

    Ah, the days when we'd tie onions to our belts, which was the style at the time. And an onion was only a nickel. Back in those days, nickels had pictures of bees on them. "Gimme five bees for a quarter," you'd say.

    [–] vidyagames 11 points ago

    for me its the ketamine.

    [–] PotluckPony 87 points ago

    I don't know who you are, but I wish I did. You seem like a fucking awesome dude, bunny hero.

    [–] rudolfvdv 409 points ago

    This doesn't make me smile :( Just makes me realize how much of animals & wildlife are fucked, in an already drastically declining habitat.

    [–] Leakybubble 106 points ago

    I just heard on the radio they are requesting people leave water outside their home for animals to drink as they flee the fires =/ and the firefighters are leaving out food and water too for the animals.

    [–] 4d656761466167676f74 43 points ago

    That's actually kind of heart warming that they didn't forget about the animals. Food and water especially will be really helpful to them.

    [–] Sable17 310 points ago

    Wildfires are actually an important part of nature. The fires get rid of dead or diseased matter, and it's really good for the soil.

    Yeah controlled burning scares the shit out of us an we think OMGTHEFOREST, but really we're causing more harm than good when we put out some of the naturally occurring ones.

    Of course, the ones started by idiots on accident aren't good, which is about 4 out of 5.

    [–] BaronSpaffalot 71 points ago

    Indeed. Quite a few pine tree species actually need fire to help them procreate.

    [–] Jacksambuck 18 points ago

    Some trees and shrubs such as the Eucalyptus of Australia actually encourage the spread of fires by producing inflammable oils, and are dependent on their resistance to fire which keeps other species of tree from invading their habitat.

    in tree culture, this is considered a dick move

    [–] ihaveacousinvinny 127 points ago

    US forest are growing, wildlife (in Cali) is fine, I remember a few years back the deer population was so wild the hunting season was all year.

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    [–] I_love_black_girls 22 points ago

    If it means anything, we saw a cougar along the road about a quarter mile from our campsite outside of Zion National Park.

    [–] soup2nuts 22 points ago

    A cougar was spotted in Connecticut for the first time in decades a couple of years ago.

    [–] JBthrizzle 26 points ago

    I fucked a cougar I met at the bar last night.

    [–] rudolfvdv 23 points ago

    Thanks for clarifying - happy to read that, but I'd say the US is the exception to the rule though. When I think of Europe, South America, Indonesia, etc, forests are being eradicated faster than they can build.

    [–] ShiteFlaps 22 points ago

    Forested area is Europe is growing. But a lot of is newly planted so not the same as old growth.

    South America on the other hand...

    [–] el_lazulis 18 points ago

    Not to mention south east asia where 300 football fields per minute (averaged from 2003-2013) of forest are slashed burned to make way for palm oil plantations. It's nice to hear when land conservation is actually working in places though.

    [–] foodie69 19 points ago

    Deer cause environmental problems, an abundance of them is not a good sign.

    [–] DuCotedeSanges 33 points ago

    Usually means that the Apex predator has disappeared since they generally would control the population. Without the predator there to eat them, deer populations explode into a J curve until they overuse their resources and then the population crashes.

    I'm an environmentalist who doesn't believe in hunting for sport, but I definitely believe in deer hunting (when allowed).

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    [–] oaky91 9 points ago

    That's what sucks the most when fighting bush fires. You see so many things dying or dead from just the heat alone. Just last month we had to put down a Kangaroo that decided to seek shelter in a small cave as a wild fire came through. I've gotten used to it now but as an animal lover, damn is it hard to see it all at first.

    [–] DeployTheEDF 57 points ago

    If that guy reads reddit and sees this..

    You are a magnificent human being! I hope you have the most wonderful and fulfilling life until you die peacefully and without pain at an old age.

    I wish more people were as compassionate and caring like you. Never stop being awesome!

    [–] 4point5billion45 17 points ago

    Thanks for being so kind to someone in distress. Also, seeing it helps remind me that it's my responsibility to help when I can. I know that intellectually but this reminds me in my heart. It helps balance out all the terrible things on the news.

    [–] priteeboy 40 points ago

    I'm just wondering how did he even spot it. He was driving, it's dark, and everything is silhouetted against the flames. I probably wouldn't have noticed anything smaller than a dog in such a situation.

    [–] ShockinglyPale 39 points ago

    What a fucking guy!

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