This little gal was running loose around the neighborhood for the last couple days. A neighbor spotted her and asked if we wanted to catch her. I was a little hesitant at first, but I was pretty sure that if left to her own devices, she would surely be eaten by raccoons, bobcats, dogs, a stray cat, or even a mountain lion. The future looked pretty grim for this fuzzy butt, who is most likely a “drop-off” –a rabbit someone released because they were tired of caring for it.
So me and my pity — along with Trevor, my brother, and a neighbor– walked across the street with a cage and a strip of netting with the intent of catching her. She was hiding behind/under a propane tank and luckily out of the four of us, our neighbor was able to grab her by the scruff of her neck and pull her out safely.
I verified her gender and now she is resting in a spare cage (Phew! Good thing I had one!) with some fodder and a fresh bottle of water. I’m going to put a flyer on the bulletin board at the corner (without description so I can verify a true owner), but I fear I’ve lost the battle. Cami has already named her “Whip’ Cream” and is currently divulging her deepest secrets. Now I’m in trouble.
Whip’ Cream is a broken chocolate colored Mini Rex.