Australia, Environment, History & Traditions

April Fool Ghost

“So I woke up and my beautiful Schnauzer pup is laying on the back patio covered in dirt with a rabbit in his mouth. The rabbit’s not bloody, just dirty. My neighbor’s kids raise blue ribbon rabbits. I instantly knew it was one of theirs. 😢

I took the rabbit away from my dog, rushed inside, and brushed all the dirt off it before my neighbors could come home. It was stiff but I heard some animals play dead when they are afraid, but I couldn’t remember which ones.

I quickly took it and placed it back in one of the cages in their back yard then I ZOOMED back home. (Don’t judge me 😒)

Not 30 minutes later, I heard my neighbour screaming like she’s seen a ghost, so I go out and innocently ask them what’s wrong?

They tell me their rabbit died three days ago and they buried it, but now it’s back in the cage.” 😳

April Fools!

Found on social media, this was not my story. It just might be a work of fiction, or an old joke, but I wouldn’t put it past a Schnauzer to go after a rabbit!

Apparently this very thing DID happen with another Schnauzer, their owner and a guinea pig. I am giving this author, (Kathy W.), the benefit of the doubt, but it is April Fools Day, isn’t it?

Not many folks have pet rabbits in Australia. Keeping them is illegal and there are fines unless you have a special permit. Without a natural predator to control numbers, introduced Rabbits decimated Australia’s bush in the early 20th century reaching plague proportions and thus were banned.

It is legal to keep the following variety, and give them to your Schnauzer!

home made fabric easter bunny

112 thoughts on “April Fool Ghost”

    1. Yes, it would be a concern that any rabbits might be infected with rabies and you would definitely not want your schnauzer to be hunting them. I didn’t think of that problem, as we are rabies free here in Australia. But we do have to watch out for cane toads, as they will kill a dog very fast.

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      1. His veterinarian told me rabbits don’t carry the rabies virus, but I know that’s not true. Rabies in rabbits is rare, but it happens. Even rabies-free, that monstrous little canine of mine was still vicious!

        I’ve heard of cane toads. Like I’ve said before, almost everything in Australia is poisonous! LOL!

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        1. Haha@ everything being poisonous here. The unusual thing is that cane toads are not part of the natural Aussie fauna! They were introduced from South America! In the 20th century. A biological catastrophe.

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