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Rabbits Causing Havoc in Denver International Airport Parking Lots

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | July 06, 2015

Rabbits Causing Havoc in Denver International Airport Parking Lots

Denver International Airport is dealing with an abundance of rabbits, and the hungry critters are starting to chew away at wires under cars parked on the property for longer periods of time.

Robert Favuzza, a pilot who experienced the damage the rabbits are capable of, told Jon Bowman of that many newer cars—especially German models—use soy-based coatings on wires and hoses that the rabbits smell and try to ingest.

Repairing the chewed wires on Favuzza’s Volkswagen reportedly cost $428.

When contacted by Bowman, airport officials claim they have fenced in all of the parking lots on the property to deal with the rabbits and other animals, and have only received eight complaints about chewed wires and hoses since the beginning of 2013.

Officials at Denver International Airport also claim they work with the United States Department of Agriculture to trap and relocate the rabbits off the property, mostly due to the small animals attracting birds of prey that can do damage to airplanes.

As for how Favuzza deals with the rabbits, since the Denver airport and his insurance company refused to pay for the chewed wires, the creative pilot now uses a cheap rubber snake that he places under his vehicle every time he parks at the facility.

That clever trick to scare off the animals has worked so far, but let’s see how long that lasts.

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