Like cats, some rabbits give their masters some pretty amazing gifts. | Pablo Martinez via Unsplash
Maybe they thought they were doing the right thing by offering bones and a skull to their owners.
They are cute, cuddly, explorers and sometimes… grave robbers. As DutchNews and Futurism report, police in the city of Amersfoort, Netherlands, were called earlier this week for an unusual reason: pet rabbits had been digging in the garden of the family home until what appeared to be bones.
The searches that followed the arrival of the police at the scene lasted all night and caused a stir in the neighborhood. “We heard they found a skull with a jawbone still attached. The teeth had no fillings,” a neighbor who claims to have seen the photos taken by the experts told DutchNews.
Later analysis revealed that all the bones found belong to at least three people and date to between 1880-1900. The Dutch Forensic Institute will now investigate how the remains of three people ended up there.
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It’s not the first time animals have made headlines in the summer of 2022 for digging up human remains.
In July, the BBC reported the story of an English woman who panicked when she saw some bones in her garden, including a skull that had been dug up by a badger. This event was only the beginning of trouble for this 88-year-old woman who lives near a cemetery.
Very quickly, more bones appeared: “Thigh bones, skull, chin, jaw,” lists his daughter, who confides that “I didn’t notice how much the situation was getting worse.” So much so that the police had to mark his house as a crime scene.
The prospect of waking up to bones in your yard is pretty scary. Unless you have…
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