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If you love something, let it nom. If it comes back to you for more noms, it’s yours forever.  If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be nomworthy in the first place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Bunday ^_^

A Soldier and his Bunnies

When Joshua Bisner, a Marine corpsman living at Camp Pendleton, in California, was raking the volleyball courts near barracks on base, he found four baby rabbits in a hole.  Seeing that their mother was dead, he knew he had to act.


Parental instincts kicked in, and Bisner scooped up the bunnies and helped nurse them back to health, bottle feeding them for about two months before turning them in to a wildlife refuge.

“I grabbed a box, put a few old shirts into it and picked up the bunnies,” he wrote on Reddit. “I researched how to raise them and what to feed them. I made a nice box for them to live in and bottle fed them until I could wean them to eat the local foods.”

He documented his story with Youtube videos and photos, posting them on June 18. The next day, he also posted his story on Reddit, where it soon went viral, garnering nearly 3,000 shares and more than 1,100 comments.

His two Youtube videos have logged 138,000 and 102,000 views respectively, in just three days.  Before giving the bunnies up, he named the them Stevie, Raymond, Vaughn and James.  “It was a lot of hard work,” he said, “but I loved the bunnies.”

Happy Bunday ^_^

 

http://oceanside-camppendleton.patch.com/groups/editors-picks/p/viral-video-baby-bunnies-found-on-camp-pendleton-nursed-back-to-health

http://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/1glbyq/i_found_4_tiny_rabbits_in_a_hole_next_to_a_dead/

Baby Bunnies

 

It may technically still be Winter, but Spring is so close, I think we all can feel it- including the rabbits!  This new video shows a one-week-old litter exploring their hutch and eating grass with their mama…. they are super adorable, totally squeetastic, and make me that much more excited for Spring’s arrival.

 

Happy Bunday ^_^

 

Bunny Paradise is on Okunoshima Island

Okunoshima is a small Japanese island, located in the Inland Sea of Japan, in the Hiroshima Prefecture.  What’s special about this place is that it is crawling with rabbits, a true bunny paradise.  Nicknamed the Rabbit Okunoshima attracts thousands of animal lovers every year.  Feeding bunnies can be one of the most relaxing pastimes, and people come here to do just that. The island is a popular day-trip and weekend holiday destination.

Photo: travelerstoday

 

 

In the early 20th Century, Okunoshima, served as the base for the Imperial Army’s lethal gas operation.  Over 6,000 tons of about 5 types of poison gas were manufactured on this very island between the years of 1929 and 1945. The mission was top secret back then, so Okunoshima was actually omitted from maps and workers were sworn to secrecy.  Today, you can still see the ruins of these factories on the island. Given its history, there are several explanations of the unusually large number of rabbits in this place. Some sources say they were brought over during World War II, and when the war ended, the workers are said to have released the rabbits into the wild.  Other sources claim that a group of children were on a field trip at Okunoshima in 1971, when they left behind eight bunnies.  Though we may never know how the first rabbits got on to the island, they made sure to leave behind hundreds of their progeny to roam the island today.  Hundreds might not sound like a lot, but on an island just 2.5 kilometers in circumference, they definitely make their presence felt.

Photo: Tumblr

 

The rabbits of Okunoshima are wild, but well-accustomed to the presence of humans.  Sometimes they approach tourists, especially during seasons when natural food sources are low, hopping on to laps much to the delight of visitors. Carrots, cabbage and rabbit feed (sold at the island hotel for about $1 a cup) are what they prefer the most.  Rakuten, a travel company, offers a tour called ‘Let’s Play with Rabbits’, in English and Japanese, because an island full of bunnies is pretty hard to resist.  Hunting the rabbits is strictly forbidden, and so is bringing cats and dogs on the island.  If you fancy felines, you can visit Japan’s cat island, instead.  Okunoshima is all bunnies, all the time.

Photo: Laura Appleyard

 

Even though tourists flock to Okunoshima to see the rabbits today, the island’s also home to the Poison Gas Museum.  The island has been declared safe for tourists now,  but are generally advised to stay on official walkways and paths.  Generally, if you’re hanging out where the bunnies are, you’re cool. B-)

Photo: Laura Appleyard

 

http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/okunoshima-island-japans-rabbit-paradise.html

 

 

Happy Bunday ^-^