City of Fernandina Beach
Egans Creek Greenway
May 26, 2022
Really? It’s happened again! Someone has dumped multiple domestic rabbits in the Greenway. 2 captured so far, a 3rd spotted. Are there more? 2 years ago there were 5 in the very same area by the Beech St. bridge. There is nothing about these lop-eared rabbits that will allow them to thrive or even survive in the wild.
This was not a malicious act. Whoever is doing this really believes they’re doing a good thing. Let’s educated our friends and neighbors that releasing domestic animals and/or exotic pets is not acceptable. It’s certain death or a painful existence for domestics (we’ve bred survival skills and necessary traits out of them to create animals that serve our own wants and needs) and exotics are potentially invasive species that adversely affect our natives in many ways.
To the person who has done this – you apparently have multiple rabbits for pets (these are friendly) and appear to be allowing them to reproduce. Please stop as you clearly do not wish to care for them long-term. Know that your actions will most certainly lead to their death as they are not equipped to survive in the wild. If you need help managing your rabbits, contact a rescue organization. They do exist! Contact me. I’ll be happy to help rehome every one of your rabbits so this does not happen again.