Hugmajesty reports she was leading a bird-watching tour at Belle Isle Marsh in East Boston today when she and her group came upon more than a dozen big white bunnies in the underbrush.
She posted some video showing them all sort of just congregating in the underbrush, not fleeing as wild rabbits might as a herd of people approached - and also not blending in at all with their surroundings like their mottled brown country cousins would.
Whoever dumped these bunnies is a terrible person. We saw three hawks species today and coyotes are known to hang out there.
She adds she initially called state Environmental Police, who told her to call Boston Animal Control, which is closed on Sunday, so she called Boston 311, which said they'd file a ticket with Animal Control, and then she called some wildlife rehabbers she knew in the area. But somebody from Animal Control must've gotten the message, because while she was doing that, she reports, somebody from Boston Animal Control called.
A couple hours later I got a call saying they’d rounded up 14 bunnies. We’d only counted 13 so that was a little surprise.
Used to be a person by Wood Island who was breeding bunnies for either food or fur (or both) and a bunch got loose or they released them. They would just hang out on the lawn as every type of vehicle went past them. Glad you were able to get them to safety!