|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
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. More »