This morning we took some of the youth at church to Peppersauce cave. I just parked at the church and got a ride up there. After the activity I drove one of the girls home and then pulled over to check the oil on our car. (it leaks oil so the light is ALWAYS dinging--agh!) Anyway, I popped the hood and what did I see staring back at me with the most terrified expression?
A rabbit. A LIVE RABBIT. IN MY CAR ENGINE.
So of course I screamed because I thought it was dead for sure. And then when I realized it was alive but not jumping out I worried that its legs were probably melted to the inside car parts. I didn't want to get too close for fear of rabies so I started searching for a stick or something to gently pry/nudge it out of our engine. But in the end, as I approached stick-in-hand, it just hopped out on its own and ran into the nearby park.
(the orange circle is where it was hiding when I opened the hood)My best guess is that it got inside the engine to stay warm when I left the car parked at the church.
Soooooo then, did that rabbit really ride 10 miles inside my car engine from the church to that park?