Latino Who Saved Rabbit in California Wildfires Speaks Out: 'I Couldn't Leave Them To Burn'


By now you’ve probably seen the viral video of a man jumping up and down amid Ventura County fires to save a rabbit. Oscar Gonzalez, 19 spoke to Daily News on Friday saying, “I have animals myself I didn’t want the poor rabbit to get hurt.“

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While wildlife experts have criticized Gonzalez, saying that the animal would have known how to survive instinctively without his help and that he potentially could have gotten hurt, risking the lives of others who would have had to save him, Gonzalez insists he saved the rabbit’s entire family.

On Wednesday, the father of one, was driving his friend home when he saw the rabbit on the side of the road. After the rabbit finally hopped on his arms, the rabbit’s babies followed him to the other side of the road, where there were no flames.

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Check out the heartwearming video below.



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