You Won’t Believe What Animal Is Terrorizing This Iowa Town [WATCH]
When you see a little Peter Cottontail running around in your yard, 99 times out of 100, they scamper away when you get close to them. Some are a little more brave than others and will let you get within a handful of feet but for the most part, rabbits aren't the bravest of creatures.
Well, your and my opinion of rabbits being shy little creatures might change after you check out this demon that's been terrorizing this Iowa town.
*This Is Not The Animal In This Story*
There is a rabbit roaming around the town of Perry, Iowa, that has officially been deemed as dangerous. Yes, you read that correctly. A rabbit has officially been labeled as dangerous. Rightfully so, as it has now bitten two people.
According to KCCI, last week this rabbit bit a 13-year-old girl and it also bit a woman named Roman. The rabbit supposedly jumped up to bite Roman and then scampered over to the neighbor's yard.
The first question you might have is, is this rabbit rabid? Maybe it has rabies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, probably not. The CDC says
Small rodents (like squirrels, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rats, and mice) and lagomorphs (including rabbits and hares) are almost never found to be infected with rabies and have not been known to transmit rabies to humans.
The 13-year-old who was recently bit by this rabbit isn't going to take any chances. KCCI reports that she is going to get a rabies shot. Roman, who is a nurse, is not planning on getting a shot. She told KCCI
I am not worried about rabies, because when it bit me, I didn't see it frothing at the mouth.
There is some good news for the residents of Perry as this bunny was caught by the police and brought to the city's wastewater treatment plant, where it was released. It has not been seen in the town since.