I was driving home a couple Friday nights ago, on a typical Vermont gravel road, heading to a local restaurant to meet my wife. I had just crested a hill, when a rabbit ran out of the woods and hit my right front wheel. I tried to swerve, and was hoping we would avoid a collision, but WHAP! I felt it hit the wheel.
Pulling to the side of the road, I got out and walked around to see this poor bunny not crushed, but sort of glommed onto the wheel cover.
Just at that moment, another car came over the hill, and seeing that I was off to the side, stopped. The driver got out and came to see if I was OK. "I'm fine," I said, "but I can't say the same for the rabbit," pointing at the wheel.
He looked at the rabbit, then said, "Hang on a minute," and walked back to his car, grabbed a can, and came back. He leaned over the bunny and sprayed it with this liquid.
The rabbit's one ear sort of popped up, then the other, then the entire rabbit sort of slumped to the ground, pulled itself up, and started hopping away. But, it stopped, turned, and seemed to lift a paw, as if to say, "Thanks."
It turned again, hopped some more, turned back, and raised it's paw again, hopped away a few more stops, turned again - same thing.
I said to the other driver, "What the heck do you have in the can?"
"Oh," he replied, "Just some hare restorer, with a permanent wave."