Friday, March 11, 2016

Fact of the Day: Carter Rabbit

During 1979 President Jimmy Carter went on a solo fishing trip in his home-state of Georgia. An enraged swamp rabbit swam towards his boat where Carter managed to deter it away. While Carter had been concerned while he was on the boat, the event became a laughing stock with many jokes and parodies to emerge later. 

10 comments:

Kay said...

I've never heard about this. Sounds rather humorous.

Harlynn said...

An angry swamp rabbit!? Where on earth are these horrid creatures!?
Georgia of course. That's more creepy than funny to me!

Huggybear said...

Poor old Peanut Farmer Jimmy. Even the swamp rabbits were against him.
I hope Georgia keeps these strange creatures well and truly within the boundary lines of the state.
Strange on many trips to Georgia, I never heard of this animal species. Maybe my friends thought I'd think they were "crackers"???
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Jax said...

What exactly is an enraged swamp rabbit? Lol

stephen Hayes said...

I do remember this incident, but I don't recall Carter being alone. It was thought the rabbit might be rabid and I never thought it funny.

Pat Hatt said...

lol could have had rabies, beats an alligator.

Anna-Alina said...

Enraged swamp rabbit? What haha? Probably that rabbit didn't like him as a President!

Al Penwasser said...

I remember that! That, and the whole "lusting in my heart" thing. Oh, for those innocent days.

Martha said...

Today it would have produced a lot of memes!

bj said...

not too funny if the rabbit did indeed, have rabies.