DPS Closes Highway During Rush Hour to Rescue a Wayward Rabbit. Yeah...a Rabbit *VIDEO*

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The DPS shutdown a highway to save a rabbit.
As if rush hour in Phoenix isn't miserable enough, about 8 this morning, the southbound State Route 51 was briefly closed by Department of Public Safety officers as they chased a wayward rabbit off the freeway.

That's right -- they shut down the highway to rescue a rabbit.

DPS spokesman Bart Graves didn't have a whole lot of information on the road closure, telling New Times "we had a report of a rabbit scurrying about the freeway nearly causing an accident on SR 51 as drivers swerved to avoid hitting it. We tried to locate the animal and get it off the road, but it apparently hopped off before we got there."

KPHO -- always "telling it like it is" -- got its hands on some video of the officers chasing the rabbit. The TV news station hammed it up on its website with the following headline: "DPS Officers Save Rabbit From Hare-Raising Experience" (wocka, wocka, wocka).

See some video of the rabbit below.


There's a lot of rabbits in the metro-Phoenix area -- most of which don't shut down a freeway by hopping across it. In many cases, when a rabbit hops in front of a car, the result is the same: splat! -- and everyone moves on.

We recently were in a golf cart driven by a friend when a rabbit darted in front of us. With little time to avoid hitting the little guy, the (repulsive) picture below is the end result (the golf course didn't close down the cart path, and we've since made peace with it). 

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James King
Where was the DPS on this one?


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27 comments
Nextdoorneighbor
Nextdoorneighbor

That you would post that picture of pain and suffering with not an ounce of sympathy or empathy... May you and all who find it humorous in any way suffer the same fate.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Careful now.  With a picture like that as evidence, AARPaio might see a press opportunity to charge and overcharge someone with animal cruelty.  I think it look like a pretty clean kill...even field dressed it without additional work.

Kine
Kine

Good for the officers, the person driving the golf cart should be ashamed of him/herself.

Sincerely,

Morel42
Morel42

Thanks for the friggin pic.. Ugh..

Vmarshall001
Vmarshall001

could have done w/out the repulsive 2nd picture.  very gross and unnecessary!

Foghorn
Foghorn

So you hit a rabbit with your golf cart, skinned and ate it for lunch?

Jglenn
Jglenn

It really is typical for these troopers to screw up anything ... these are the same jerks that roll buy women w/ children broken down to get to their next doughnut.  Police (& firefighters) in America are getting way too pompous and self inflated, they need to reined in and reminded they are the public's servants not the public's masters.

Guest
Guest

Well, I'm glad you abandoned all pretense of being an actual journalist. Why don't you just start a blog?

livinisez
livinisez

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mohandas Gandhi

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

One less rabbit for my dog to chase. May the Lord have mercy on its soul. peace

Pecee69
Pecee69

only in Phoenix would a freeway be closed for a rabbitt, would someone like to calculate the cost of DPS time, people being late for work or appontments, the gas wasted whilst in stopped in traffic, jeeezzzzzz.............

Foghorn
Foghorn

The problem is that people were slamming their brakes and swerving to avoid the little bugser, so yeah-get it outta there.

Candie Welch
Candie Welch

But they couldn't be bothered to come out when my 8 year old grandson was cornered by the heroin dealer next door's 125 pound cane corso.  Great.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

You should have called MCSO and said there were illegals hiding next door...

Foghorn
Foghorn

By the time they got the cameras, ted nugent and steven seagal together the dog would be pooping him out. Calling mcso is the solution for nothing!

Eleanor
Eleanor

MR KING!!! GROSS!!!

Stacy
Stacy

Dude, that was fking sick.. lol   I actually pulled the sandwich outta my mouth when I scrolled down and saw the picture..   lol.  well, at least I'll stay on diet.  THANKS.. I think.

James King
James King

I wasn't driving the golf cart, if it makes you feel any better.

KingNeedstoGetaLife
KingNeedstoGetaLife

It doesn't make any difference whether you were driving. Only a total loser with a low IQ would post that picture and find it humorous. What are you, a seven-year old boy? Try to follow this logic: it was in poor taste, and it has no relevance to the highway closure whatsoever. (Look up the word "relevance" before you reply, retard.) Do us all a favor and don't breed. Your parents did a piss-poor job of raising you. 

Euro
Euro

Well day dude

James King
James King

I've been too busy burning ants with a magnifying glass and torturing puppies to look up "relevance." Maybe I'm just too much of a "retard" to access a dictionary. You're really more concerned with a rabbit that ran in front of my golf cart than the (human) families you just insulted with your poor choice of insults. My "piss-poor" upbringing taught me to at least be respectful of human beings who might not have been born as fortunate as the rest of us. "Retard" is a very offensive word in most (human) circles. "Dead rabbit" doesn't exactly raise as many eyebrows. I'll be able to sleep tonight -- but that's probably just because I'm some insignificant "retard" who isn't crying myself to sleep because a rabbit ran in front of my golf cart.  

Eleanor
Eleanor

Perhaps not Mr King but my guess is it was you driving the camera.

Lazik11
Lazik11

Looks like Bill the Butcher and The Natives got a hold of that Dead Rabbit

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