Once upon a time, there was a quiet neighborhood where people lived in harmony with their pets. Dogs barked, cats roamed, and birds sang. However, something strange started happening one day – domestic rabbits started running wild!
It all began when a few families decided to get rabbits as pets. They were cute, fluffy, and loved to hop around in their enclosures. However, as time went by, some of these rabbits escaped from their homes and started exploring the outdoors. At first, they were timid and stayed close to their owners’ houses, but soon enough, they discovered that the world outside was full of adventure.
The rabbits started venturing further and further into the neighborhood, hopping along the sidewalks and darting through the bushes. It was a strange sight to behold – rabbits were not native to the area, and it was unusual to see them running wild like this. However, the residents of the neighborhood soon got used to their new furry neighbors and even started leaving out carrots and lettuce for them to nibble on.
The rabbits seemed to be having a great time, but their antics were not without consequences. They were causing havoc in some of the gardens, munching on flowers and vegetables and digging holes in the ground. Some people were worried that the rabbits might be carrying diseases or attracting predators, but for the most part, everyone was happy to let them be.
As the years went by, the rabbits started multiplying, and soon there were dozens of them hopping around the neighborhood. They had become a fixture of the community, and people started to grow attached to them. Kids would stop to pet them on their way to school, and some people even started taking pictures of them to post on social media.
The places where the critters liked to hang out became known. There were the three white bunnies and one black furred bunny spending time daily around Trade and 18th and 19th. And a black, brown and white trio hung out with three tan colored rabbits, almost every day, on 21st, 22nd and Trade.
In the end, the domestic rabbits running wild in the neighborhood became a beloved part of the community. They taught us that even though they were not native to the area, they could still thrive and bring joy to the people around them. And who knows – maybe one day, they’ll become a part of the local ecosystem and help to balance it out in their own way.
Backyard chickens and city wildlife
Sadly enough, we have no more chickens roaming the backyard. What happened? Find out in the previous article in this series.