Bunnies are apparently wreaking havoc at Denver International Airport, attacking cars, chewing on parts and leaving massive amounts of damage in their wake.
Nearly 100 bunnies are being removed each month from the airport by the USDA Wildlife Service because the animals are chewing cables underneath cars.
“They like to chew on the insulator portion of the ignition cables. That’s what we see,” said Wiley Faris, spokesman for Denver area repair shop Arapahoe Autotek.
“That wiring harness has all the wiring for the car so it can run from the hundreds into the thousands depending on where the harness is damaged.”
Faris told CBS Denver that bunnies are surprisingly common culprits in such car attacks, with their fur and droppings giving away their culpability.
USAirport Parking, which runs garages at the Denver airport, said it is taking elevated measures to prevent any additional rabbit attacks on cars.
“It’s hard to get rid of the bunnies but we’re going to try as many natural things as possible,” a parking employee told the Denver CBS affiliate.
Those measures include new fencing, which will make it harder for the bunnies to burrow and enter the lot, and deterrents such as wolf urine.
Introducing predators is also an option. “We’re also going to build raptor perches for hawks and eagles,” USAirport Parking told CBS Denver.
Preventative “maintenance” is great, but if you’re already a victim?
Those who have had their cars attacked by bunnies are out of luck when it comes to reimbursement either from the airport or their insurance company.
Parking permits at the airport notify drivers that the garage isn’t responsible for any damage, and bunny attacks are usually not covered by insurance.