Cat returned home with live rabbit in its mouth leaving Scots owner horrified

Gizmo woke his owner up with a live rabbit in his mouth
-Credit: (Image: SWNS)


A woman has recalled her horror after her cat returned home with a live rabbit in its mouth. Louise had just woken up from a long lie when she found her eight-year-old rescue pet Gizmo with the bunny in his jaws.

The 33-year-old was initially under the impression that it was a teddy bear but quickly realised, to her horror, that it was a live rabbit. Footage of the incident shows Gizmo holding the rabbit by the scruff of its neck in his mouth - the same way cats carry their kittens.

Louise, from Fife, said: "It's not the first time Gizmo's brought something back. He's brought back birds and mice before but never a rabbit.

Louise and her cat Gizmo
Louise and her cat Gizmo -Credit:SWNS
Louise thought it was a teddy bear at first
Louise thought it was a teddy bear at first -Credit:SWNS

"I think you can hear me start panicking as soon as I realised it was a live animal, telling Gizmo off."

As Gizmo ran downstairs, he dropped the rabbit under the sofa, which is when Louise was able to grab her pet cat and put him outside.

Unsure of what to do next, she called the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) for their advice on how to proceed.

Louise kept the bunny safe before releasing it into the wild
Louise kept the bunny safe before releasing it into the wild -Credit:SWNS

Louise said: "They said to just keep the rabbit safe and keep an eye on it for a couple hours and let it go if it was still alive. I wrapped the rabbit up in a blanket and put it into a basket in my house for a couple hours.

"It looked fine, so I let it go in a nearby grassy area like the SSPCA suggested. When he first came back in, Gizmo was looking for the rabbit in the last place he saw it. After a while, he just forgot and I'm sure he's on to the next, smaller target."

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