I had just finished eating dinner. This happened 2 days ago. I was petting my rabbit and suddenly he froze. His ears went cold (when he's scared that happens to him) and he just stood in a place for more than a minute. I tried petting him and settling him down, but nothing would seem to comfort him. There was a breeze, a cold one, and the curtains to the kitchen window blew a little bit apart. Now, no window was open, and there is no crack in any of them because the are insulated. My rabbit at this point had huddled to the corner of his cage.
I was really concerned because if rabbits are shocked badly enough, it can induce a very violent heart attack. I took his cage and put it in the living room, where there was a fire going in the fire place. I sat down to read. He seemed to settle a bit since he was near me. I pet him and calmed him and spoke gently.
When I took him out for a run, he wouldn't leave my lap. Every time I put him down from the couch, he'd jump up again and stay beside my legs or curl up on my chest. Eventually, he lay down in my lap and I stroked him.
This has happened more than once, and I was very concerned because rabbits are really sensitive. I'm a very verbal person, and I'm quick to react to threats to my animals. I said (if I may say so, really angrily)
"I don't know what the hell is your business in my house, but leave my pet alone, got it? I don't want him to be scared because of you!"
I stroked my rabbit and put him down in another attempt. And you know what? He ran around as if he had never been scared. I don't think whatever it is wants to hurt me, but it seems to enjoy scaring my pants off.
Any thoughts on this?