Rabbits In Love Cause Flight Delays

Hares at Milan’s AirportWild hares in the middle of mating season caused flight delays at Milan’s airport on Sunday. With their growing numbers, they blocked takeoffs, landings, and radar and sensor systems that monitor the airport.

To solve their “hare” of a problem, officials conducted a daytime raid to keep the hare population under control.

Blowing whistles and waving their arms frantically, some 200 volunteers spooked the hares out of their holes and into waiting nets. The animals — 57 hares and four wild rabbits — were put in wooden crates and transferred to a wildlife preserve, officials said.

The airport was returned back to normal after a few hours. Do you think the airlines reimbursed customers for delays due to passionate rabbits?

Source: msnbc.com

(Thanks Debra)

3 Responses to “Rabbits In Love Cause Flight Delays”

  1. Lynne says:

    Kudos to the Italians. We probably would have just shot them over here.

  2. furmom says:

    “Kudos to the Italians. We probably would have just shot them over here.”

    Well I don’t know, they were going to a wildlife preserve. What are they feeding the lions over there?

  3. Sky Eyes Woman says:

    “Do you think the airlines reimbursed customers for delays due to passionate rabbits?”

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and say probably not. *LOL*


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