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A U.S. Marine Corps unit worker, who had previously been stationed in Afghanistan, rescued and helped rehabilitate four baby rabbits on his base.

Joshua Bisnar, a Naval Hospital Corpsman (Combat Medic) stationed with a Marine Corps unit at Camp Pendleton, Calif., found the helpless bunnies.

While raking the volleyball court at a military barracks, he noticed them with their dead mother, then took it upon himself to bottle feed them for two months.

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He gave them a makeshift home consisting of a box with a few of his old shirts, then eventually released them into the wild once they were big enough.


To feed James (after Jimi Hendrix), Steven, Raymond and, Vaughan (after Stevie Ray Vaughan), he researched a formula mixed with probiotic he found at Petco.

After nourishing them back to health through 3-4 feedings per bunny per day for two months, they began to thrive, and it was time to let them go.

Bisnar said: “I’m originally from Newport Beach, California, so the next weekend I brought them to a wildlife conservation place off of PCH in Huntington Beach.”

“The lady that worked there was amazed about how a Military member from Camp Pendleton raised four bunnies with 100 percent survival rate.

“I could have gotten into a lot of trouble having animals in the barracks, and even more trouble considering Camp Pendleton is very strict on the handling of animals.”

“I grew up around animals … my mom is actually a dog groomer and has always taught me to look after and care for the little guys.”

“In Afghanistan I was always getting in trouble for playing with kittens and petting the working dogs too much,” he recalled.

As for Jimmy, Stevie, Ray and Vaughan, “I was sad to drop them off because I felt like their dad – after all the time I spent raising and nurturing them.”