Bunny jumps in front of car, goes for a ride, and hops away!

Bunny Fits Through Grill
Bunny Fits Through Grill
Last Saturday I was driving my Honda Civic with my wife and brother in the car. Unfortunately as I approached a hill a bunny jumped directly in front of my car. We heard it hit and I thought he was a goner. Since we were very close to home, we made the short drive feeling really bad. I got out and looked at the front of the car and unbelievably the bunny was inside the grill of the car and ALIVE! He was not in front of the grill he was behind it, between the grill and the radiator. How did he survive a hit like that? Looking closer at the grill we noticed that he had the perfect jump. He hit the bottom of the grill, snapped the plastic welds, and squeezed in. (See the photo. I took the photo after we rescued the bunny.) A one and a million jump. The problem was, how to get him out. Being scared, he was hiding out in the bumper. My brother suggested we remove the inner fender to get the little fellow out. So we took off the tire, removed the clips from the inner fender, and my wife rescued him. As he hopped to the ground he took off. He was fine! No blood, apparently no broken bones, just scared. We put the inner fender back together and the tire back on. This just goes to show you that if you accidentally hit an animal, check out your vehicle, the poor little critter might be just taking a ride with you. We were thrilled that the bunny was OK.

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Michael Gray

Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family’s service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor’s degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master’s degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. Mike has also supervised teachers in Career and Technology Education as a school system administrator.

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