Man risks life to save wild rabbit from Southern California fire

The 2017 California wildfire season is the most destructive one on record, fueled by the copious vegetation from the very rainy previous winter. As many as 8,764 wildfires have burned more than 1,215,006 acres across the state. The most devastating fires are the ones in Northern California in October, and the ongoing fires in Southern California.
The Southern California fires began in early December, fanned by unusually powerful and long lasting Santa Ana winds from inland — burning across Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura, San Diego, and Riverside Counties. The largest fire is the Thomas Fire along Highway 1 in Ventura County, which has engulfed more than 115,000 acres.

Thousands of people have been forced to flee from their homes, including so-called “celebrities” like Chelsea Handler, Chrissy Teigen, Paris Hilton, and Kim Kardarshian/Kanye West.

Evacuating from her swanky Bel-Air mansion, Chelseagolden showerHandler managed to poop out a tweet, blaming President Trump of course.

In the midst of Southern California’s raging inferno, there is a moment of kindness and grace.
While fleeing from the Thomas Fire, a young man stops to rescue a wild rabbit caught between the flames and highway traffic.

ABC7 reports, Dec. 6, 2017:

A man risked his life to save a wild rabbit as it got dangerously close to flames from the Thomas Fire along Highway 1 in La Conchita.
The daring rescue was captured by a news photographer who happened upon the scene Wednesday night. The man, who did not want to be interviewed, pulled over and was panicking as the rabbit he chased hopped right near large flames.
As the man searched for the woodland creature, he began jumping up and down with anxiety until the rabbit reappeared and ran from the flames.
The man quickly knelt down, stopped the rabbit in its tracks, gently picked it up and held it in his arms in an effort to calm it down.


God bless this kind young man.
~Eowyn

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weezy
weezy
3 years ago

Chelsey, maybe it was Russia who is responsible for the fires. Seems Russia is guilty of everything that is wrong. You are ignorant. Get a real life or did Russia screw you up to?

Pat Riot
Pat Riot
3 years ago

Chelsey is an idiot, of course, but this guy isn’t much smarter. Kind? Yeah, sure, maybe, but risking his life and maybe those of whoever was in the car with him, to save a rabbit? Dumbest thing. Safety first mister? First thing my father told me when teaching me to drive, “You don’t want to hit a dog when driving, but don’t ever endanger your life or the lives of those traveling with you to avoid an animal on the road, unless you can do with with absolute certainty that it’s safe to do so.” With wildfires all around like… Read more »

DCG
Admin
DCG
3 years ago
Reply to  Pat Riot

More about the guy: The mystery animal lover who was filmed frantically trying to rescue a rabbit from the California wildfires spoke out on Friday to dismiss experts’ criticism of his act and insist that he saved the creature’s entire ‘family’.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5160259/Man-saved-rabbit-fires-speaks-out.html

Teri
Teri
3 years ago

I agree. I guess it was a nice gesture – but he risked his life for something foolish. The rabbit would have probably been just fine. And I have a question….Does anybody know how these fires are starting? Seems a bit suspicious to me that half of California has been burnt down in the final days of “recreational marijuana coming to fruition for the state of California.” Do we have another homeless illegal taking the fall for these fires like the last guy did when those fires killed hundreds (?), destroyed homes, and destroyed marijuana grows and wine country?

weezy
weezy
3 years ago
Reply to  Teri

Teri. Look up “truth about CA fires”. Shocking!!!

Teri
Teri
3 years ago
Reply to  weezy

OMGosh – my brain is actually spinning – what is going on? I cant quite get my head around this quite yet. This has been going on – these fires – as reported on you tube since 2015? Wow. you are right this is shocking. In my own brain I just thought – how come there is suddenly all these fires and numerous reports of “no storms – no lighting strikes, etc”, yet CA is burning to the ground! My first thought was Moonbeam wanted more federal money….but it seems even more nefarious than that! Then I thought maybe it… Read more »

TPR
TPR
3 years ago
Reply to  Teri

Lady goes driving in an area that was supposed to be on fire but sees no smoke whatsoever. So she’s asking, what’s the deal?
https://twitter.com/robynanne/status/939238910181478400
She says near the end her husband was talking to one of his friends who is a firefighter, & he said it’s not near as big a deal as “they” are saying it is. (Maybe he meant in their specific area only?!?!)

TPR
TPR
3 years ago
Reply to  Teri

Here’s another tweet complaining that ABC keeps saying a certain building was burned down, & the tweeter says Not True, It’s Still There, & they are sick to death of Fake News:
https://twitter.com/ShannonCWhitten/status/939239128922701824

weezy
weezy
3 years ago
Reply to  Teri

Teri, you are right. Google truth about CA fires. You will be shocked.

Tim Shey
3 years ago

The Lord is burning Los Angeles County and Ventura County (California) to the ground. Maybe they shouldn’t have voted for their Satan worshiper hero, Hillary Clinton. When you vote for the devil, you get burned.
2016 Presidential Election Results
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, California
Hillary Clinton 72%
Donald Trump 22.5%
VENTURA COUNTY, California
Hillary Clinton 54.5%
Donald Trump 37.1%
Scorched Earth
https://hitchhikeamerica.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/scorched-earth/

Alma
Alma
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim Shey

Yes, that’s what you call a living hell to purify.

DCG
Admin
DCG
3 years ago

Good job!

TPR
TPR
3 years ago

My first thought was: RABIES. Don’t “wild animals” possibly have rabies? Not sure about wild rabbits in particular, but what if the “scared rabbit” panicked & bit the guy in the hand, eeek. :-/ That’s a beautiful “still shot” photo of him holding the rabbit, just the same. I saw a brief video of the same guy, & he was panicking, hitting himself on the head a few times & walked around in small circles a few times (in exasperation) because the rabbit was not coming toward him at first.

DCG
Admin
DCG
3 years ago
Reply to  TPR

From the CDC: 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.
I thought about rabies, too. Apparently it’s not a risk.
https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/exposure/animals/other.html

TPR
TPR
3 years ago

Southern Cali horses in a panic as the smoke fills the air all around … I’ve only seen things like this in “Old Westerns” on TV (barn’s on fire! let the horses out!!), but this is for real… https://twitter.com/RightWingAngel/status/938983149845008384 If you go to that #LilacFire hashtag page, there are ongoing updates re the fire, plus more tweets/photos/video clips re all the horses … I guess there are horse racing barns in several areas … one tweet asked that people do NOT let horses on the loose as it creates problems for firefighters. Other tweets said they need horse trailers to… Read more »

TPR
TPR
3 years ago
Reply to  TPR

Twelve-minute video of the horses/barn, smoke all around, which was aired on the Cali news, but this includes a youtuber, who lives in LA, who gives his opinion first that these fires are not normal; then he reads a full news article re the horses + the news video (shot yesterday/Thurs. afternoon): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9hUxPzCs-I From the 189 comments at youtube: –Horses need to have their eyes covered to keep them from panicking, which is standard procedure, but no one was doing that in the above video; –Horses will run back INTO their barn, whether on fire or not, if they can… Read more »

Teri
Teri
3 years ago
Reply to  TPR

WOW. This is all new to me. The only thing I know – is that Hillary and Bill and Tim Kaine, and Pedophile Podesta wore purple the day of her “i lost speech”. She had the press explain it as “red and blue (mixed = purple) for the united states – united = purple”. That is HOGWASH. The Purple was for the Color Revolutions that George Soros has started that lead to Civil War in the specific countries. I do know that they, “meaning the left libtards” tried to spread “Purple” as a Revolution, i.e. remember the purple finger, that… Read more »

CalGirl
3 years ago
Reply to  TPR

My husband was caught on the 15 N. freeway on the way home from San Diego when this terrible Lilac fire was first raging, about 20 mi so. of our home. The thoroughbred training center is just off the old state rd 395 and interstate 15 at Bonsall. He was stalled in “park” on the freeway while tons of volunteer horse transporters, veteranarians, and emergency vehicles blocked the freeway, trying to save the horses. My husband said that the temps raised inside his car from 70 degrees to over 90 degress in moments of being “trapped” on the freeway at… Read more »

TPR
TPR
3 years ago

First time ever seeing PALM TREES ON FIRE, wow, San Diego Fire Dept. photo:
https://twitter.com/SDFD/status/939236948778024960

Jackie Puppet
Jackie Puppet
3 years ago

As much criticism the guy has taken for saving the rabbit, I bet if given a choice to save the rabbit, or Chrissy, Paris, Kim, Chelsea, etc. – he’d choose the rabbit – and so would most of America.

josephbc69
3 years ago
Reply to  Jackie Puppet

Yes, and IMO the BEST comment yet! I don’t know who many of these movie stars are, nor do I care, but as soon as they start to speak they reveal how little intelligence they have, i.e., Chelsea Handler. Is she a porn ‘star’? Her name seems to indicate that, as well as her incredibly inane, stupid comments re Trump, etc. Hollyweird in spades!

Glenn47
Glenn47
3 years ago

The loss of life any life man or animal is horrendous. I pray a human or humans did not do this.

CP
CP
3 years ago

?
Dozens of Horses Killed as Fires Tear Through California
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/08/us/horses-california-fires.html

CP
CP
3 years ago
Reply to  CP

Related –
Trainer Bellocq hospitalized with severe burns from California fire
https://www.drf.com/news/trainer-bellocq-hospitalized-severe-burns-calif-fire

CalGirl
3 years ago
Reply to  CP

This terrible photo was taken in the fires North of LA…in the Ventura area….and most of the horses who perished in the fires there did so b/c their paddocks were LOCKED and rescuers could not get them out in time….takes too much time to smash open these locks……..seems like this is a lesson to learn…..and I’m left wondering why they paddocks have locks?????? Are there really horse theives still roaming the Wild West in such number that, when you board you horse at a facility, it has to be padlocked?

daveyone1
3 years ago
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I am coughing up tar from these fires. All of southern California is smokey.

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