Throngs of bunnies attacking cars at Denver International Airport are causing headaches for travelers. Large numbers of rabbits are attacking passenger vehicles in the airport's parking lots. The bunny attacks have caused hundreds of dollars in damage by eating away at wires under the hoods of parked vehicles.
Citing a story on Feb. 15 CBS News report, about 100 rabbits attacking cars at the airport have been captured every month according to the USDA Wildlife Service.
It appears that the cute and furry animals are burrowing underneath fences and targeting parked vehicles left. However, when travelers return to collect their vehicles, they often realize the cars won't start.
A closer inspection shows damaged electrical wires underneath the hood. And based on clumps of fur and rabbit droppings left behind, it's obvious bunnies are attacking cars at Denver Airport lots.
An airport shuttle driver said, "I see at least dozens every morning. They go hide under the cars and the cars are warm."
Wildlife experts say the animals are fond of the insulation inside the wire casings. It's unknown if they are using it as a food source or just enjoy gnawing away on the wires.
The trouble is vehicle owners typically have to come out of pocket for the repairs because airport parking lot operators are not responsible for vandalism. Additionally, insurance companies do not always cover damage from rodents or small animals.
So, if you're a victim of the bunnies that are attacking cars in Denver, you're probably not singing happily the song, "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" ahead of Easter.