A petrified burglar fled a family home in England in the middle of the night after coming face-to-face with their giant pet rabbit.
Kimberley May, her fiancée Martin, and their three-year-old daughter Olivia were all sound asleep when the thief broke into their house. As the raider rifled through cupboards, the noise woke up Toby, the family’s British Giant bunny in his kitchen cage. The 4.5 kg, two-foot long pet began stomping so loudly on the floor that the intruder was caught on the hop and left.
Kimberley said, “We went to bed on Wednesday at about 10pm. In the early hours of the morning Toby our rabbit did five loud thumps. I sort of half woke up then realized he’d stopped and went back to sleep. When I went downstairs every single cupboard and drawer were open, there were bits out everywhere, then we started noticing things were missing and we phoned the police. We think that when the rabbit thumped it scared the burglar off and they left all the stuff they were going to take. The rabbit was just traumatized in his cage, shaking. He’s usually really friendly but he tried to go for the policeman.”
The couple got their prized pet from an animal adoption center who took him in an unwanted pet. According to the family, he’s playful, really friendly, and he doesn’t mind the three-year-old crawling all over him. He’s like a small dog. He has the run of the house and at night he goes in a dog’s crate: a Labrador-sized one at that. When he thumps on the floor, it’s incredibly loud, you can hear it echoing around the house.
On the night of the burglary Toby stomped his five-inch long feet so loudly on the plastic floor of his crate that he managed to scare away the burglar.
“Toby has done the job of a guard dog,” said Kimberley, “we’re so proud of him we’ve rewarded him with a new tunnel to play with. It’s a cat’s tunnel obviously because he needs a big one.”
Happy Bunday ^-^