Lifestyle & Human Interest

Custodian Saves Life of Rabbit Trapped Under Feet of Snow Outside School


A custodial crew from North Dakota is being praised for rescuing a rabbit that was trapped underneath mounds of snow on a high school campus.

A rabbit was in the wrong place at the wrong time when an avalanche of snow piled down on top of his body, leaving him trapped.

A witness told KVLY-TV that a custodial team was onsite to shovel massive amounts of snow off the roof of Fargo North High School in Fargo, North Dakota.

As custodians quickly worked to shovel snow off the roof, the unsuspecting rabbit got trapped alongside the building.

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From the vantage point of the staff inside the building, a small ball of dark fur could be seen trapped underneath the thick, heavy snow.

One of the custodians started to dig the rabbit out, little by little.

Bystanders could be heard waiting nervously to see if the rabbit was OK, but no need to worry, the custodian had everything under control.

He removed several feet of snow from the area before getting down on his hands and knees to delicately remove the snow directly above the rabbit’s body.

The freed rabbit seemed shaken at first, but quickly hopped away without any visible injuries.

Video of the rescue has circulated quickly online, leaving viewers encouraged to see that the little rabbit was attended to with such care.

With recent snowfall amounts in Fargo, custodial staff has had their work cut out for them in keeping the campus safe for everyone.

Fargo public schools posted a photo of the work crew standing behind the mountain of snow they had shoveled off the roof.

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“The custodial crew safely made their way to the roof to clear snow off of the Spartandome Roof,” the post read. “To put it into perspective: the tallest person pictured is more than six feet tall, and the wall of snow is about three feet thick.”

According to comments in the post, the roof has collapsed before because of heavy snow, making it imperative that crews work diligently to prevent it from happening again.

“Stay warm, everyone!” Fargo Public Schools said.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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