The Folsom Police Department escorted a pair of wayward residents from a play structure of a Folsom School Thursday. Those that took up residence we’re of the human species however,  it was a pair of recently born bunnies that apparently took up residence in a spot that was deemed unsafe for them to remain.

Folsom Police Animal Control Officer Janet Bradley responded to St. John Notre Dame School on Montrose Drive in Folsom after the bunnies were spotted. The furry babies were reportedly in a hole that was directly beneath the bottom of a playground slide, where they would easily become stepped or trampled by children playing, unbeknownst of their presence in the awkward spot. 

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“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,” explained Folsom Police in a social media post. 

Animal Control Officer Bradley carefully removed the young bunnies from their location and escorted them to a local animal rescue organization that will care for them as the mother was nowhere to be found. 

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“If you find baby bunnies buried in the ground, please let them be,” the police department added. “Mama bunnies will bury their babies to keep them safe. They will be back to get them.”

In this case, the location of the bunnies didn’t permit leaving them be due to the risk of injury or death and human interaction that had already occurred. According to Folsom Police Animal Control, the area wildlife rescue will be checked out for any medical needs and later released back near the area where they were found.  If residents do have the need for the City of Folsom’s Animal Control services, they can be reached for a 24-hour response at 916-355-7231. 

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Bill Sullivan
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Bill Sullivan has over 25 years of professional journalism and content creation experience in which he has earned 37 professional awards. He is the co-founder/publisher of Folsom Times an All Town Media LLC product.

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