The first thing I thought of when I read this article was that old joke “Do you like rabbits?” “Yes, but I couldn’t eat a whole one”.
Well, the joke really goes “Do you like children?”….. but of course the alligator would have no problem eating a stray child 😉
This article reports the strange friendship of an alligator living in the Southport Zoo in England, and a white rabbit.
The rabbit was not an exhibit, nor a member of staff, but intended as part of the menu.
Strangely, the alligator rejected this fluffy meal and at the time of this report both were living peacefully together.
I wonder if the rabbit really won over the cold saurian heart as suggested by this article, or if the rabbit just had an overdeveloped sense of self-preservation and stayed away from the end with teeth?