Bunny boom in BC
If you visit the Okanagan you might be forgiven for doing a double take at seeing hundreds of these furry creatures bouncing about town.
In Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon, bunnies are everywhere, grazing along the side of major highways, hopping down city streets and just passing the time on neighbourhood lawns.
The problem is at its worst in residential north Kelowna, where the
furry creatures are digging up the grass and eating trees in George
Keim's front yard.
Keim told CBC News that he lived in his house for 13 years without a
rabbit problem, then "all of a sudden, one year, bang! We've got
The problem got so bad last year, there were between 40 and 60 rabbits in his yard on any given day, Keim said.
The problem is apparently made worse by people dropping off their unwanted domestic rabbits - and now residents want the municipal government to do something about it. One breeder, Roxane Woldenga, says it should be a matter of "rabbit relocation".
She said the bunnies should be rounded up, separated by gender and then
relocated to live out the rest of their lives, without the opportunity