Bunnies…cute and cuddly pets or mischievous pest? Most people would consider them cute and cuddly, but Denver residents and visitors may feel otherwise. Denver, Colorado’s resident rabbits are attacking cars at the Denver International Airport and costing car owner massive amounts of money in auto repair bills.
Cars parked at Denver International Airport are being attacked by bunnies on a daily basis. An airport shuttle driver reported seeing dozens of them in the parking lots every morning. The rabbits are reportedly attracted to the parking lots because of the warmth of the cars. Apparently, the rabbits are hopping into the parking lots and hiding underneath the cars for the warmth the car engines provide. Once they are under the car, being rabbits, they decide to take a few small nibbles to the wires underneath the hoods of the cars. Even though these nibbles are small they do end up severely damaging the cars and leave the car owners responsible for hundreds if not thousands of dollars in car repair bills.
While airport officials don’t claim responsibility for damages, they have taken some measures to deter the rabbits from wandering into parking lots. One thing they have tried to do is to create better fences that can keep the rabbits out more effectively. They have also tried more natural approaches such as building perches for hawks, eagles, and other predatory birds to deter the rabbits from coming in. These efforts, however, have proven to be of little help so car mechanics are suggesting that car owners coat the car wires in fox, wolf or other predator urine. Predator urine can be easily purchased at hunting stores and are a very effective and economical solution to the problem.
For people in the greater Atlanta area who may be dealing with their own wildlife pest issues, contact Critter Control for a humane and ecological solution to your pest problem.