After Snaggle Puss the cat gave birth to her litter of kittens she did the unthinkable
and adopted one more. The thing is that the little orphan she adopted
was not quite . . . normal. No indeed. Her new baby had a wiggly nose
and long ears and -- oh, horror! -- did not purr. For some reason Snaggle Puss was more than a little willing to take in her very own baby bunny.
Bubbles, the baby bunny, was just a week old when her mama was killed by a cobra. Fortunately Snaggle Puss was willing to step in and become the wet nurse and surrogate mama to the rabbit. Now Bubbles is "milking" it for all it is worth.
While adopting different species is common among humans and we know what it is we get from the deal, this sort of activity is far less common among animals. It always amazes and entertains us when one animal will adopt another. This does happen most often when an animal has recently given birth. It is believed that the body's production of oxytocin, the bonding hormone, plays a large role.
Whatever made Snaggle Puss adopt Bubbles, it is an adorable sight to us, and gives Bubbles a huge boost in the chance to survive.