The killer rabbit who viciously attacked then President Jimmy Carter in April, 1979 may have struck again, this time in Kansas.
News outlets in Topeka are reporting that Joshua Patton, 33, of Abilene, KS was innocently riding his motorcycle on Indy Road in Dickinson County about 3:15 in the afternoon September 16 when he was ambushed by a rabbit. The rabbit leaped into the road and charged Patton’s bike.
Patton attempted to avoid the deranged and dangerous leporid. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Patton locked up his brakes and went over the high side. Patton was injured and transported to a hospital in Abilene, The extent of his injuries was not disclosed.
The rabbit is still at large and police have yet to issue a description of the animal.
Rabbit May Have Struck Before
Informed sources have speculated that this may be the same rabbit that attacked Carter in Georgia. Carter was fishing when that rabbit attempted to hijack his boat. At the time that rabbit was described as “hissing menacingly” with its “teeth flashing” and its “nostrils flared.”
That rabbit was never apprehended but photographs taken at the time of the incident indicate that it might have been a cottontail.