Buster the Bunny Captured

Alex Jimenez

Bunny Attack Sends Children to Hospital

March 30th, 2017


Liberty, MO- A magic show at a children’s festival in Liberty MO turned south on Thursday when a bunny attacked three children.  The three children later went to Liberty Hospital for a checkup after Buster the Bunny had scratched them.

The incident occurred in Liberty when the city hosted a magic show. During an act in the show a bunny named Buster became frightened and ended up scratching some of the children in attendance. Instantly after attacking the children, Buster fled. Julius Povacz, who is a volunteer paramedic, assed the injuries and diagnosed them as minor. However, Povacz did suggest the parents take the children to the hospital for precautionary reasons. At the hospital, Director of Public Affairs Harriet Ruiz gave the proper shots to the children.

 Since the incident, Buster has been contained to determine if he is rabid. Buster has since been quarantined to determine if he is rabid.  Kim Rybinksi, the owner of a local pet store, said “it is highly unlikely that Buster has rabies because he was in captivity and never got exposed to wild animals”. Director of the Humane Society Michael Jeffrey’s led volunteers in a hunt for Buster but it was not successful. Carlos Alecia soon discovered Buster, captured and tested him for rabies.

Buster the bunny’s owner, Maggie, has been doing shows with Buster for almost five years. All these years she says “nothing like this has ever happened”.

Details of the attack were relayed through Superintendent of the city parks commission Emile Plambeck. The children who were attacked are waiting to see if further shots will be needed.