Bunny Hops a Bus

A Twitter user noticed a rather unusual passenger on the bus one day.

This set off a flurry of questions and quips from the Twitterati: Did he get off at Warren Street? Or Waterloo Down? Did he use an Oyster Chard (Oyster Card is a transit pass)? And of course, was he late? For a very important date? Soon another sighting was shared:

So where did the bunny come from? Mystery solved!

Suggested by Andrew Y.

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28 thoughts on “Bunny Hops a Bus

  1. Luv Bunny October 22, 2017 / 9:16 am

    I hope this, laid back, space hippy bun owner, is taking good care of this precious bun. Seems the bun may be used to riding the bus. But why did it take someone else to stop a family from treading on it, instead of the owner? I’d sure enjoy seeing a bun on a bus verses some of the hoomins that get on.

  2. 6rabbits October 22, 2017 / 9:27 am

    That must be a very CHILL rabbit to just sit there, by himself! My bun would be under something, thumping!😃

  3. N. Fritz October 22, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Happy Sunday everyone! And I hope it starts better than mine: Just as I was finally settling into a marathon grading/preparation session, I managed to spill a whole cup of coffee (with milk!) onto a stack of school books and three USB sticks. The school books are all made with clay-based paper so the slightest amount of moisture makes the pages stick together. Needless to say, my Sunday plans got pushed back a little! So watch those cups of coffee, folks, and have a blessed Sunday!

    • Murray C October 22, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Oh, crap.

    • allein 🐾 October 22, 2017 / 11:08 am

      Ouch. And I just sat down on my bed with my laptop and my tablet and a cup of mocha hot chocolate. I will be very careful!

    • N. Fritz October 22, 2017 / 11:19 am

      As Roseanne Rosannadanna used to say: “It’s always somethin’!” In any case, I’m back on track for Monday (fueled by the fact that Thursday is a bank holiday!). And a mocha hot chocolate sounds divine!

      • allein 🐾 October 22, 2017 / 11:34 am

        It is yummy. Target’s Archer Farms dark chocolate hot cocoa mix and a spoonful of Ferrara instant espresso. I have a tin of Godiva mix that my brother got me for my birthday and haven’t opened yet. That would be slightly better, though I’ll admit Target’s is pretty darn good (but only the dark chocolate; they have milk chocolate which for some reason I just don’t like, and some other flavors that sound really yummy but all use the same milk chocolate base so every time I try one I am disappointed).

        • N. Fritz October 22, 2017 / 11:40 am

          We’ve got a brand of drinking chocolate here which comes in bar form (https://www.zotter.at/en/online-shop/brands/drinking-chocolate.html). Scroll through the selection – they’ve got tons of crazy flavors! And it looks like you may be able to order it through Amazon… can someone check to see if it works on the US and Canada site through the Cutetropolis portal?!!

          • allein 🐾 October 22, 2017 / 12:03 pm

            I found some of their chocolate bars on Amazon US but not the drinking chocolate.

    • tara October 22, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      Oh – N. Fritz – that is awful! But I might be able to help you save those books….
      Now – are they clay coated throughout? If so, you can try this, but you might still just have to toss them. If it’s just end sheets this will work.
      Step one: press the books as hard as you can to squeeze out all the liquid.
      Step two: open the book and fan through to separate as many pages as possible.
      Step three: repeat steps one and two.
      Step four: Close the book wrap it in one or two ziplock bags, air squeezed out (or other plastic bags) and put in the freezer for a week.
      You know how your ice cubes evaporate in in the freezer? They do that without going back through a liquid state. This works on paper too. So check the book after a week (put it in the fridge for a few hours so that it can “warm up” first) and see how things are going. You may have to freeze them a little bit longer, but eventually they will be dry and saved and not ruffled as though they had been placed open in front of fans which is the natural inclination. ;).
      Sorry – can’t help with the USB sticks
      Good Luck!

      • N. Fritz October 22, 2017 / 12:51 pm

        Hi Tara! What a cool lifehack – I will definitely have to remember that!

        Because the books were in a stack, mostly just the edges of the pages got wet. I stood them on their spines to take the weight off of them and give them some air. After a few hours I carefully separated the dried pages. The books will never be as good as new, but luckily they were my home copies, not my school copies. All of the USB sticks had caps and I think I rescued them before the coffee seeped underneath. I count myself lucky… the coffee table is glass and could have shattered from the sudden heat. I still don’t know how it all happened… I picked up the cup and it got hung up on something and next thing I knew… java flow!

        • allein 🐾 October 22, 2017 / 1:13 pm

          If it makes you feel any better, when I worked in the bookstore we could borrow hardcovers (just had to leave the dust jacket), and at one point I purchased a hot-chocolate-scented copy of The Great Mortality by John Kelly (no, not that John Kelly, the other one) because I forgot that I hadn’t rinsed out my travel cup before I tossed it in my bag (a plastic shopping bag, thankfully, but it also contained the book). They call it a tumbler, but they’re really not great for actually tumbling around in a bag. I still have it; the scent is long gone but the chocolate spots are still there.

  4. Alice Shortcake October 22, 2017 / 9:46 am

    He’s a heck of a lot cuter than the traveller I recently noticed on a bus in York – a GIGANTIC slug crawling down the window next to me!

    • Duckie 🐥 October 22, 2017 / 10:43 am


      • N. Fritz October 22, 2017 / 10:46 am

        You took the word right out of my mouth, Duckie!

    • Faye October 22, 2017 / 11:14 am

      I’ll take a slug over cockroaches, bedbugs or rats from NYC!

  5. allein 🐾 October 22, 2017 / 11:21 am

    I highly recommend going to the Twitter thread and scrolling through. Be sure to click on the “X more comments” as you go. There is a whole string of bunny pictures (commenters’ pets, not the original bunny) that is hidden if you don’t click to see more. They are dedly cute, especially the little brown and white one with his teddy bear).

    Also, favorite comments:
    “Must be one of those hop-on hop-off buses?”
    “The sequel to ‘Snakes on a Plane’ doesn’t look quite so dramatic?”
    And the picture of empty seats with the comment, “I’m jealous #norabbit”

    (Also there is a comment from the RSPCA and the original poster verified that bun was indeed with his owner.)

    • allein 🐾 October 22, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      (And now I want to hear Samuel L. Jackson saying, “I have had it with these motherfluffin’ buns on this motherfluffin’ bus!”)

      • N. Fritz October 22, 2017 / 12:27 pm

        hahahahahahaha! You win this thread, Allein!

        • allein 🐾 October 22, 2017 / 12:42 pm

          Yay! 🏆

      • Faye October 22, 2017 / 2:48 pm

        Buns On A Bus!

        Gotta watch out for them bunnies.

      • fkaWaldenPond October 22, 2017 / 5:19 pm

        😀 Allein! Woman! Samuel L Jackson is on twitter! You have to twitter him ( I don’t know how to twitter) and suggest this brilliancy!

        • allein 🐾 October 22, 2017 / 7:36 pm

          Alas, I do not twit.

          • Faye October 22, 2017 / 7:54 pm

            Twit! 😜

            • allein 🐾 October 22, 2017 / 8:24 pm


  6. Doug October 23, 2017 / 9:10 am

    This that ‘The Night Bus” in London ?

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