Bunnies attacking cars cause thousands in damages in Denver [VIDEO]

Feb. 15, 2013 at 2:43 PM  |  Updated Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:14 PM   |   Comments

Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Adorable looking bunnies are being blamed for thousands of dollars worth of damages to vehicles parked at Denver’s International Airport.

The rabbits are accused of eating wires under the hood, CBS4 reported.

According to the CBS’s local affiliate, the USDA Wildfire Service removes around 100 bunnies a month from the airport vicinity, but the problem persists.

"I see at least dozens every morning. They go hide under the cars and the cars are warm,” said airport shuttle driver Michelle Anderson.

According to Arapahoe Autotek spokesman, Wiley Faris, rabbit damage is a common and easily identifiable problem as the animals leave behind a trace of fur and pellets.

“They like to chew on the insulator portion of your ignition cables," he said. "That wiring harness has all the wiring for the car so it can run from the hundreds into the thousands depending on where the harness is damaged.”

USAirport is looking to find the less invasive solution to the problem.

“It’s hard to get rid of the bunnies but we’re going to try as many natural things as possible,” said one USAirport Parking employee.

With most insurance companies refusing to cover rabbit damage and the DIA and City of Denver officials saying parking permits state they are not responsible for any car damage, most of the repairs are the drivers' responsibility.

Local mechanics point to coyote urine as a quick fix to the problem as it keeps the rabbits away.

“We have found a good deterrent is predator urine, you can pick up fox urine at any pro hunting shop,” said Faris.

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