Tourist spots hare with ‘cigarette’ in mouth at Dublin Airport

Holidaymaker was convinced she’d spotted a smoking hare

Updated: 

Tourist spots hare with 'cigarette' in mouth at Dublin Airport

A holidaymaker managed to take a picture of what she initially believed was a hare with a cigarette in its mouth at Dublin Airport.

The animal was spotted running across the airport coach park for the second time in a month, reports Dublin Live.

See also: Giant rabbit dies on United Airlines flight

See also: Three-foot long bunny set to become world's biggest rabbit


Tourist Louise Acheson took a snap of the hare, and shared it online, writing: "In things I never expect, a hare with a cigarette in its mouth just ran past me @DublinAirport! Duty free? #cigharette #nothingtodeclhare."

Bus driver Michael Keating saw the hare last month and also thought it had a cigarette in its mouth. He said there are quite a few hares around the coach park but that this one came in close. It caught the attention of a number of travellers.

According to the Irish Sun, Michael said: Everyone thought it looked just like a cigarette. It's like he wanted to join in on the cigarette break – but I didn't see any smoke coming out.

"However in reality I reckon it might have just been a stick or bit of straw that he was eating as he had been eating something before ending up with that in his mouth."

However, the airport has now revealed that the suspicious looking 'cigarette' is actually an overgrown tooth.

Animal photobombs

Animal photobombs