This article at Wired News, “Bird Plus Plane Equals Snarge” starts out humdrum, talking about the damage that bird strikes do to aircraft and the lab at the Smithsonian that does DNA and other analysis on the remains to determine the species.
And then, just at the last paragraph, it takes a left turn into magical realism:
And its not just birds. Sometimes jet-stream encounters can take a page from the X-Files. “We’ve had frogs, turtles, snakes. We had a cat once that was struck at some high altitude,” said the Smithsonian’s Dove. She says birds like hawks and herons will occasionally drop their quarries into oncoming planes. “The other day we had a bird strike. We sent the sample to the DNA lab and it came back as rabbit. How do you explain to the FAA that we had a rabbit strike at 1,800 feet?”