Baby Bunnies Rescued from School Playground in Folsom

Folsom Police Department rescued two baby bunnies from a hole beneath a playground slide at St. John Notre Dame School. The bunnies were relocated to a local animal rescue organization due to the risk of injury or death from children playing above them.

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Baby Bunnies Rescued from School Playground in Folsom

Baby Bunnies Rescued from School Playground in Folsom

On Thursday, May 10, 2024, the Folsom Police Department responded to a call at St. John Notre Dame School on Montrose Drive in Folsom, California, to rescue two baby bunnies that had taken up residence in a hole beneath a playground slide. The bunnies were reportedly in a location that posed a risk of injury or death from children playing on the slide above them.

Folsom Police Animal Control Officer Janet Bradley carefully removed the young bunnies from theirburrowand transported them to a local animal rescue organization. The mother rabbit was nowhere to be found, and the precarious location of the babies did not allow for leaving them in place due to the danger of human interaction and potential harm.

The Folsom Police Department shared details of the rescue on social media, noting, "We know that their mom thought they were totally safe, but she didn't realize that the hole she left them in was at the base of the slide and there would soon be little feet running on top of them." The wildlife rescue will examine the bunnies for any medical needs before releasing them back near the area where they were found.

The police department advised residents that if they find baby bunnies buried in the ground, it is best to leave them undisturbed. Mother rabbits will bury their young to keep them safe and out of sight, returning later to retrieve them. However, in situations where the bunnies are at risk, animal control services are available to assist.

The rescue of the two baby bunnies at St. John Notre Dame School highlights the importance of being aware of wildlife habitats, even in urban and suburban areas. The Folsom Police Department's Animal Control services are available 24 hours a day at 916-355-7231 to address any concerns about animals in potentially dangerous situations.