FRELINGHUYSEN TOWNSHIP — Add rabbits to the list of creatures rescued by State Police.

There was an extra rescue to be made after a car struck a deer on Route 80 in Frelinghuysen early Tuesday morning as State Police officers found not only a passenger and driver ... but nine rabbits.

Officers found the box of bunnies in the back seat which has been purchased by the passenger and driver.

Neither the rabbits nor the people were injured in the crash. The deer did not survive, according to State Police spokesman Sgt. Lawrence Peele.

State Police Sgt. Jeff Flynn encountered a cow along the narrow shoulder of Route 29 near Stockton on Oct. 5. He and several other officers helped herd the cow back to the its farm. Flynn said he has also dealt with horses and goats on New Jersey highways.

A bull showed up along the shoulder of Route 195 near Route 130 in Bordentown around 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27.

Troopers got help from people at the bull’s home to lasso the cow off a ramp and onto a trailer.

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