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Nov 17

Rabbit Saves N.J. Couple from Deadly Gas Leak

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If not for an unlikely hero, a gas leak could have  killed Jake and Mary Pruett, of Bridgeton, N.J., this past Saturday night.  Dogs and cats are sometimes known for saving their families, but this time the champion was a pet bunny.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday night, Pruett stated that her pet rabbit Blazer woke her up, by “walking on my face and making noises like a horn was stuck in her nose.”   Once awake Pruett stated that she immediately smelled the leak and roused her husband.  They exited the house with Blazer.

Blazer the Hero

Pruett explained that Blazer has a litter box so she is allowed to roam the house like a dog or cat, and that there are pet steps next to the couple’s bed that let Blazer come up and down.  Pruett said that it is unusual for the rabbit to visit the bed during the night, and that Blazer mostly comes up during the daytime when the couple is awake.

After evacuating their home on Saturday night, the Pruetts called the Bridgeton City fire department.  According to fireman Steve Chambers, “it is lucky that they got out alive.  Leaks like this are often fatal either due to death from toxicity of the gas or an explosion.”

Because carbon monoxide causes unconsciousness, victims who are already asleep often die without waking up.  According to the Center for Disease Control, there are as many as 500 deaths a year due to gas leaks.

The leak was due to a faulty stove installation.  Firemen were able to stop the gas on Saturday night and the couple was able to return home on Sunday after the fumes had vented..

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  1. Circleround

    wor had a video for the Blazer and the Pruits on Sunday night. That rabbit is famous now!

  2. Go Speedracer

    Yay! That bunny is a real hero!

  3. Joel Alarmforce

    I have never heard of a rescue bunny before! This is amazing!

  4. Larry Rogers

    I bid $100 for the movie rights.

  5. Blazer Fan

    Blazer for Presdient!

  6. Chris Rock

    This is such a kick a$$ story.That is amazing rabbit. Go rabbit!

  7. Pet Lover

    That BLazer is one smart Bunny.
    Wish my dog was that smart

  8. Ron

    This is a fascinating story. It is amazing how much our pet animals do for us . They love us and will always try to help us. Too bad all people can\’t be like that.

    1. Sandra Barnes

      this is very true!

  9. Michael J

    I used to have a pet bunny just like that one!!!

  10. Storm

    Great story. All animals have the capacity of greatness in them. We should treat them better.

  11. Selma

    That is a heartwarming story. Need more like that one in the world.

  12. Pappa Soul

    I don’t think that bunny could have pulled them out of bed.

    1. Aykut

      What are you saying? That exorpuse to radiation will cause immediate and obvious genetic changes. That no rabbits or anything else has ever been born or hatched with birth defects?I agree that the Japanese government has not truly been forthcoming about the radiation leakage. Considering their recent history (if you consider 1945 recent, they do) I am not surprised at their reticence. But I expected something more logical and scientific from you. But maybe your being sick has affected your judgement, so I’ll give you a pass on this one.

  13. Nightworm

    That’s one damn smart rabbit.

    1. Mustapha

      haha! super bunny.

  14. zayıflama

    Aw that rabbit is a hero! wWayto go bunny!!!

  15. tercüme bürosu

    Its really a hero. Like the bunny.

  16. linsey

    AWEOMENESS :)

  17. Lisa

    It doesn’t surprise me rabbits are very smart. I have had rabbits and they have had the hop of the house all were bunny box trained

  18. Traci

    Maybe by reading this people will understand that bunnies SHOULD be able to roam free and do NOT belong in a cage all day. They are easily litter trained and if you do not want your rabbit to be free roaming you should not have a rabbit. There is no quality of life being caged all the time. Yay Blazer!!!!!

  19. Edy Kline

    I totally believe this. I’ve 6 house bunnies, 2 kittehs and a couple of pocket pets, and they are all super aware. Any least little thing and they’re all on high alert, letting me know “somethin’s going on!”

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