Bunnies taking toll on cars at Denver airport

Bunnies taking toll on cars at Denver airport

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CASCAIS, PORTUGAL - APRIL 05: A rabbit runs across the fairway during the third round of The Estoril Open de Portugal The Oitavos Dunes Golf Course on April 5, 2008 in Cascais, Portugal. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM

 (AP) — Silly rabbits.

The furry creatures are wreaking havoc on cars parked at Denver International Airport by eating spark plug cables and other wiring.

To stop the problem, federal wildlife workers are removing at least 100 bunnies a month while parking companies install better fences and build perches for predator hawks and eagles.

Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale says that out of 4.3 million parking transactions in 2012, three claims were submitted for rodent or rabbit damage, and none was submitted with a claim for towing.

KCNC-TV reports there's another way to stop the damage that can cost thousands of dollars to repair.

Mechanics say coating the wires with fox or coyote urine can rob the rabbits of their appetite. Fox urine can be purchased at many hunting shops.

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