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Rabbits Wreaking Havoc On Cars At DIA(Denver Airport)
Denver CBS Local ^

Posted on 01/27/2013 1:30:19 PM PST by SMGFan

Travelers have a warning for drivers who park their cars near Denver International Airport (DIA). Rabbits are chewing the wires under many cars costing owners a lot of money. The rabbits get in and chew the brake lines, the clutch lines and other wiring. Local car repair shops estimates they can do thousands of dollars in damage.

“When I had the trouble with the oil light coming on, the dealer told me the wires that controlled the air conditioning were chewed,” said Ken Blum, one car owner who knows all about the not so funny bunny business at DIA.

Blum has had to have repairs done on his car twice due to rabbit damage and he estimates the cost at approximately $700.

(Excerpt) Read more at denver.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: badrabbit; denver; denverairport; dia; itstheendoftheworld; nightofthelepus; rabbits
Damn bunnies.
1 posted on 01/27/2013 1:30:26 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Bunnies! Bunnies! It must be BUNNIES!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1wlOZeXCY0


2 posted on 01/27/2013 1:35:10 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

Reminds me of reading about a Romanian armored division in WWII that was put out of action because mice ate the wiring in their tanks.


3 posted on 01/27/2013 1:35:38 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: SMGFan

I had a problem with chipmunks colonizing my wife’s car. All I can say is, whatever you do, do not, I repeat NOT, place rat poison cube baits in crevices in the engine compartment, because wild rodents find them and eat them.


4 posted on 01/27/2013 1:36:58 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: SMGFan

I had a problem with chipmunks colonizing my wife’s car. All I can say is, whatever you do, do not, I repeat NOT, place rat poison cube baits in crevices in the engine compartment, because wild rodents find them and eat them.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 1:36:58 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: SMGFan

We had the same problem at GTMO with Banana Rats.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hutia

We wired chicken wired under the motor to keep them out.

I used to get reports that the environmentalist was conducting Banana Rat population control in such and such a location. I asked someone, “What exactly does that mean”?
They said, he goes out at night (hutia are nocturnal) and shoots as many as he can with a .22.

Some people just draw the good assignments.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 1:38:43 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: All

Sounds just like Pack Rats in the Tucson area.

One of our cars has been in three times with problems that turned out to be eaten wiring under the hood...


7 posted on 01/27/2013 1:46:56 PM PST by az_gila
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To: SMGFan
This may sound crazy, but I had a problem with a tree rat in my attic chewing on wires and I found opening and sealed it-problem solved. Then a friend told me that placing Bounce Fabric Softener sheets in garage, attic and car engine compartment will keep them away for some reason. Then I saw evidence of a rat being in my garage and I put out about ten sheets of Bounce and a couple of days later I found a dead rat laying on one of those sheets. I put them around my garage every few months and have had no rats and the garage smells nice.
8 posted on 01/27/2013 1:49:36 PM PST by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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To: Hugin

That would be the German 27th Panzer division. They had dug their vehicles in and used some available hay for warmth around the vehicles. The rats got in the hay and then into the tanks and there was a smorgasbord of rubber wiring for them. When it came time to do something about the pocket at Stalingrad most of the tanks were immobilized due to wiring damage.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 1:52:05 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: SMGFan; Lonesome in Massachussets; occamrzr06

In the last decade or so, most car manufacturers have jumped on the “green” wagon and started using wire that is insulated with soy-based plastics. Rodents love the stuff.

http://www.ihatethemedia.com/rodents-eat-soy-car-materials


10 posted on 01/27/2013 1:52:25 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SMGFan

That is cheaper than having to repair what a bear can do to an interior.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 1:54:52 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
That would be the German 27th Panzer division.

I stand corrected.

12 posted on 01/27/2013 2:01:06 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: SMGFan; All

Ok, I just now did a Google search on rats/Bounce and there are many links indicating that it works as said in my previous post. It is suggested that rubbing surfaces with the sheets is very effective.


13 posted on 01/27/2013 2:04:21 PM PST by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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To: occamrzr06
We wired chicken wired under the motor to keep them out.

I've had to do the same thing in some of the remote camping areas I four wheel drive into. Darn porcupines!

14 posted on 01/27/2013 2:04:43 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Mark

Are you pulling my leg?


15 posted on 01/27/2013 2:22:36 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SMGFan

They run this story every year.

Rabbits chew on wire because when the wires have been warmed up by current, the plastic coatings outgass and give off a smell that the rabbits find attractive. They think they are nibbling on a vine or plant.


16 posted on 01/27/2013 2:31:04 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

No! Google “rats, Bounce Fabric Softener”. It worked well for me.


17 posted on 01/27/2013 2:35:48 PM PST by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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To: SMGFan
"THIS IS NOT A PING!!!


18 posted on 01/27/2013 2:38:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Slings and Arrows

THIS IS NOT A PING


19 posted on 01/27/2013 2:39:38 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SMGFan
 photo KillerRabbit.jpg
20 posted on 01/27/2013 2:44:21 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Time to unleash the holy hand grenade.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 3:01:33 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SMGFan

Somebody should put a recipe for Savory Rabbit Stew in the local newspaper and watch the Greenie and PETA heads explode. Of course you won’t be able to shoot them because guns aren’t allowed in Colorado but maybe you can do them in with a good dose of marijuana and that would be legal.


22 posted on 01/27/2013 3:14:42 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I recently learned about the soy problem, too, from a lady who had this happen to her Honda Fit.


23 posted on 01/27/2013 3:16:52 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SMGFan
rabbit control
24 posted on 01/27/2013 3:22:38 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: SMGFan

The only bunny I want to see near my car is a Playboy bunny.


25 posted on 01/27/2013 3:28:40 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: SMGFan
There's a long term parking lot at DIA called Wally Park.
They have a ad jingle that runs along the line ...
Wally Park, Wally Park, ohh Wally Wally Park ...
Occasionally park there if I'm going to be on an extended trip.
No rabbit problems so far.
26 posted on 01/27/2013 3:42:28 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: SMGFan

Damn Wabbits...


27 posted on 01/27/2013 3:52:08 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SMGFan

Throw a few bait packs of Ramack under the car,rodents can’t resist the stuff.


28 posted on 01/27/2013 4:02:41 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: hosepipe

Niyah, those Denver folks...what a bunch of ultra maroons......


29 posted on 01/27/2013 6:23:33 PM PST by matginzac
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To: SMGFan

Had a commercial fire alarm that kept going in trouble about the same time each day but only during the hot months.

Finally traced the problem to a multi foot section of wire that was stripped clean of insulation by a huge rat. (judging from the turds nearby)

The wires would get hot, droop and touch ground and then cool and release ground.

Great fun finding an intermittant ground-fault somewhere in 10’s of thousands of feet of wire.


30 posted on 01/27/2013 7:01:38 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Secret Agent Man

One of my college girl-friends had a pet bunny that roamed free in her house. That is until it decided to chew through a lamp cord...


31 posted on 01/27/2013 7:05:07 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: SMGFan

I am sure he could pass the TSA test.

32 posted on 01/27/2013 7:11:15 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: SMGFan
I have no idea what you are talking about, so here's a picture of a bunny with a Pantera on its head:


33 posted on 01/27/2013 7:57:03 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
All I can say is, whatever you do, do not, I repeat NOT, place rat poison cube baits in crevices in the engine compartment, because wild rodents find them and eat them.

Which wouldn't be so bad if they had the decency to crawl of somewhere else to die...

34 posted on 01/27/2013 7:59:59 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: null and void

Actually, if you should ever make that mistake, they will become very thirsty before they die and seek water, which is quite convenient.


35 posted on 01/28/2013 2:18:59 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Radiator hose?


36 posted on 01/28/2013 7:10:22 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: null and void

In my experience, if you mistakenly leave bait pellets where wild rodents can get at them, they leave in search of water and you never see them again. Windsheild washer fluid does not seem to interest them, either.


37 posted on 01/28/2013 8:24:43 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Grams A
Of course you won’t be able to shoot them because guns aren’t allowed in Colorado but maybe you can do them in with a good dose of marijuana and that would be legal.

Would have to be one Hell of a dose - it takes 240 joints to kill a human being.

38 posted on 01/28/2013 8:46:08 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Well maybe if you just give them a joint or two they’d jump right into the pot. Seems like a lot of Americans are doing it for a lot less.


39 posted on 01/28/2013 10:42:55 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: rfp1234

“I *warned* you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you *knew*, didn’t you? Oh, it’s just a harmless little *bunny*, isn’t it? “


40 posted on 01/28/2013 10:56:35 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ThomasThomas

Elmer finally got him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeRMOOg9ztw


41 posted on 01/28/2013 10:59:18 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SMGFan
bunnies attacking Pictures, Images and Photos There has been a history of rampaging rabbits on the attack ...
42 posted on 02/16/2013 9:16:36 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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