The people in one section of British Columbia are coping with a serious problem: an invasion by rabbits !
One of the problems is that many people think rabbits are "cute"-and they don't want to harm them : they just want the government to make them go away.
I had planned to interview Ms Rabbit , but she was unavailable for comment. I was able to reach a Mr. Reginald (Bugs Bunny) Rabbit,but all he said was : " Eh-h-h-h-h-h-h : Got any more carrots, Doc ?"
This, as you might imagine was not helpful,so I decided to contact a representative of Border Watch : an armed volunteer group which has (according to their literature) been assisting the Border Patrol.
"Be vewwy quiet !", he advised. " Wabbits are vewwy twicky !"
So, in the interest of good first-person journalism, I tiptoed along behind him. It was all
vewwy thwilling wather exciting kind of je ne sais que pas .
We ran across these chaps - who seemed to be sneaking across the Border,but paid them no particular attention, as - unless they were very cleverly disguised-they did not resemble rabbits in any way,shape,or fashion.The gentleman in the turban said he was meeting some supporters on the US side of the border...
Sector Guardian Fudd took it all in stride. " Never mind them ! We're hunting wabbits !!"
Ah, but had we known what was just ahead of us - concealed by a clump of gorse (whatever gorse is !).....
To be continued..............