The Hare Dryer
An urban legend
As told by Sonja Farmer of New Zealand...
I was told this by my brother-in-law. He said it happened to the relative of someone at his work. I saw the exact same story a year later in an Australian tabloid magazine.
A man walked into his garden one day to find his dog with a piece of dirty fur in its mouth. Examination proved that the dirty piece of fur was actually a prize rabbit belonging to the neighbour. It was very dead, although no obvious injury could be seen.
The man was horrified and felt terrible. He took the rabbit inside, shampooed and blow dried it, then quickly snuck next door to put it back in the hutch before the neighbour got home.
A few days went by and he heard nothing. Then on the weekend he was talking over the fence to his neighbour, who he said that a strange thing had happened to him that week. When he came home from work one night he found his prize rabbit dead in its hutch.
"Oh, no," says the man. "How awful!"
"That's not the strange part," says the neighbour. "What's weird is that it had died earlier that morning and I buried it before going to work!"
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