Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Airport calls in the bunny spoilers

At least 100 bunnies a month are being removed from Denver International Airport in a bid to stop damage to parked cars

Rabbits are wreaking havoc on cars parked at Denver International Airport in the US by eating spark plug cables and other wiring.

To stop the problem, wildlife experts are removing at least 100 bunnies a month while parking firms put up better fences and build perches for predator hawks and eagles.

But KCNC-TV reports there is another way to stop the damage that can cost thousands to repair.

Mechanics say coating the wires with fox or coyote urine can rob the rabbits of their appetite. Fox urine can be bought at many hunting shops.

Laura Coale, a spokeswoman for the Colorado airport, said out of 4.3 million parking transactions last year, three claims were submitted for rodent or rabbit damage and none was submitted with a claim for towing.

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