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Hungry Bunnies Causing Chaos At Denver International Airport

Dorathy Gass

You could probably place this story under the ‘strange but true’ section in Travel news. While it is certainly nowhere near Easter time, if you have been flying in or out of Denver International Airport recently; you may think it is. Travel Pulse reports that’s because the airport is reportedly dealing with an overwhelming number of rabbits (yes, you read right … rabbits) eating away at wires and hoses under cars that are parked at the airport for extended periods of time.

Jon Bowman of Fox 31 News in Denver recently caught up with pilot Robert Favuzza, who claims the sweet furry creatures actually chewed through the wires of his Volkswagen, costing him $428 in damages. Apparently the bunnies are attracted to the soy-based wire and hose coverings on newer vehicles, which cause the bunnies to want to eat them … resulting in a whole lot of chewing and car damage.

According to airport officials however, Denver International has fenced their parking lots to keep the nibbling bunnies (and other critters) off the property, and have only had three complaints in 2013, and five last year – with no complaints brought forward so far this year (with the exception of Favuzza). All in all, this isn’t so bad, considering officials also report approximately 4.5 million cars that park at the airport annually. Officials go on to state that they have partnered up with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in an attempt to capture and release the rabbits to keep them off of airport grounds. This is mainly because smaller creatures attract preying birds, who can also significantly damage their airplanes.

As neither the airport nor Favuzza’s insurance can cover the chewed-up wires, the pilot is now placing a fake toy snake under his car when he parks at Denver International. Apparently the trick is working to deter the bunnies from his car’s wires and hose … for now.

You could probably place this story under the ‘strange but true’ section in Travel news. While it is certainly nowhere near Easter time, if you have been flying in or out of Denver International Airport recently; you may think it is. That is because the airport is reportedly dealing with an overwhelming number of rabbits (yes, you read right … rabbits) eating away at wires and hoses under cars that are parked at the airport for extended periods of time.

Jon Bowman of Fox 31 News in Denver recently caught up with pilot Robert Favuzza, who claims the sweet furry creatures actually chewed through the wires of his Volkswagen, costing him $428 in damages. Apparently the bunnies are attracted to the soy-based wire and hose coverings on newer vehicles, which cause the bunnies to want to eat them … resulting in a whole lot of chewing and car damage.

According to airport officials however, Denver International has fenced their parking lots to keep the nibbling bunnies (and other critters) off the property, and have only had three complaints in 2013, and five last year – with no complaints brought forward so far this year (with the exception of Favuzza). All in all, this isn’t so bad, considering officials also report approximately 4.5 million cars that park at the airport annually. Officials go on to state that they have partnered up with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in an attempt to capture and release the rabbits to keep them off of airport grounds. This is mainly because smaller creatures attract preying birds, who can also significantly damage their airplanes.

As neither the airport nor Favuzza’s insurance can cover the chewed-up wires, the pilot is now placing a fake toy snake under his car when he parks at Denver International. Apparently the trick is working to deter the bunnies from his car’s wires and hose … for now.

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