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Wild baby rabbits stranded from their mother rescued by New Mexico police

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Traffic officer Joshua Herrera from the Las Cruces Police Department rescued two baby rabbits while on duty.

Two baby rabbits have been rescued by a police officer in New Mexico, USA, after they were found stranded from their mother.

Traffic officer Joshua Herrera of the Las Cruces Police Department was assigned to perimeter patrol behind a DIY shop on Monday when he spotted the rabbits. The animals were then taken into the police station and transferred to a wildlife facility.

Posting photos of the rabbits to Facebook, the police department said: “A Las Cruces police officer is credited with rescuing a pair of wild and vulnerable bunnies while investigators combed through a nearby scene.”

No ‘Bunny’ Expected This RescueA Las Cruces police officer is credited with rescuing a pair of wild and vulnerable…

Posted by Las Cruces Police Department on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

“According to Herrera, he checked on the wild bunnies about a half hour later and again found them covered with ants. Once again, the officer removed the ants and had to use the blade of a knife to remove the heads of a few ants that were embedded in the bunnies.”

The police department confirmed that the rabbits are doing well, and have been taken in by the Stick House Sanctuary, a wildlife rehabilitation facility in El Paso, Texas.

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