Many of you may be familiar with the feral rabbit situation at UVic inVictoria, British Columbia, Canada.
According to recent news reports, approximately 1,000 of the feral rabbits have been allowed to leave Canada (after being spayed and neutered) for a rescue organization called Wild Rose Rescue Ranch, located about two hours southeast of Dallas, TX.
I checked out Wild Rose’s Web site and found the following story about Noah and “his” litter of bunnies. This story will make you smile. Guaranteed!
Noah, the Homing Pigeon/Rock Dove and the Bunnies
These little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and orphaned. Two out of the litter of five did not survive, and these three were not doing very well.
Enter Noah—the non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove that we have here in rehab.
Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in—even sleeping in front of the door to the cage. Then, 2 days ago, I only counted 2 bunnies in the cage, so I hurriedly picked Noah up from the front of the cage so I could look inside. And to my surprise—there was the tiny bunny—under Noah’s wing—sound asleep!
The bunny had crawled through the cage—preferring a featherbed, no doubt. Now, they are all together, and the bunnies are doing GREAT. When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah’s feathers, he extends his wings out to surround them—and they snuggle. When one of them moves and they start sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under him with his beak!
Update on Noah the Pigeon
After finding many posts online featuring Noah and the bunnies and reading about the many lives he has touched (his story has been forwarded around the world) we thought we’d post a follow-up and a few new photos.
We knew there was something special about Noah the moment we saw him.
Although the bunnies seem to be his favorite, Noah helps out with many rescue babies here at the Wild Rose Rescue Ranch…