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A white rabbit has been spotted getting around London on public transport. Picture: TwitterSource:Twitter
A WHITE rabbit has been spotted travelling around London on trains and buses.
The adventurous bunny has so far been on the London Overground to Hackney and a 254 bus to Holloway in the city’s north - without an owner in sight.
Matt Hepburn tweeted a photo of the rabbit casually riding on his bus, saying: “There’s a rabbit on my bus.”
The photo has since been liked more than 50,000 times by baffled Londoners.
There's a rabbit on my bus. pic.twitter.com/ccPtRo3KdH— Matt Hepburn (@MattHepburnClan)
Jo Duffy then added to the mystery by posting a photo of the rabbit on the Tube with an Alice in Wonderland reference, saying: “I saw him on the overground to hackney the other day.. he’s very busy & important, rarely late.”
Others then came forward with their own sightings of the intrepid bunny, with one tweeting: “I have seen that bloody rabbit in Hackney, was sure I was hallucinating.”
A few Twitter users were worried about the rabbit’s welfare. @darceypearce wrote: “Omg is he ok?! Where’s his carry house?! Does he have a ticket?!”
While @Sally_Bridge said: “Now all i’m going to do is worry about whether he got off at the right stop ok”.
I saw him on the overground to hackney the other day.. he's very busy & important, rarely late. pic.twitter.com/6yCnZ88Vx0— Jo Duffy (@JoDuffy91)
Some instead came up with theories on how the rabbit ended up alone on public transport.
@judetx wrote: “Maybe it’s Professor Brown from Bedknobs& Broomsticks”.
@EmilyMartyn2 said: “He’s late. He’s late. For a very important date.”
Matt later explained he had found the owner, adding: “So I tracked down the owner: a laid back, space hippy&apparently he does this often. I did have to stop a family from treading on it tho!”
So I tracked down the owner: a laid back, space hippy&apparently he does this often. I did have to stop a family from treading on it tho!— Matt Hepburn (@MattHepburnClan)
A dog named Boss caught the train in Sydney in 2015.Source:Facebook
The rabbit isn’t the first household pet with a passion for travel. In 2011, British woman Fee Jeanes was surprised to learn her cat Dodger regularly caught the bus.
The feline sat on passengers’ laps as the bus made its 17 kilometre round trips in Dorset.
So regular were his trips that some drivers kept tins of cat food with them to give to him.
At the end of his journeys the roving moggy returned to his home and owner.
And in 2015 in Sydney, a staffy named Boss boarded a train from Ingleburn to Holsworthy alone.
Parts of this story originally appeared in The Sun and are reproduced here with permission.