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Nearby news from overnight – shots and bunnies

August 19th, 2012 · 11 Comments

Two items from our overnight email:

  • Calvin reports numerous gunshots heard around 11 p.m. in Pinehurst, just northeast of Maple Leaf. “When I called in to the police they stated they’d heard several reports about it. I heard twenty to thirty shots in all.”

Anybody have more news on this?

  • On a brighter note, Elise has a question about “random bunnies in Maple Leaf.”

Recently I’ve noticed a couple cute and friendly rabbits foraging on the corner of 17th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 91st Street. I saw them a few days ago in the late afternoon and tonight at around 1:30 a.m. One is large and brown and the other is black and a bit smaller.

They don’t seem to have any fear of people, so I worry they are escaped pets which may not know how to live safely out in the neighborhood. However, they are not amenable to being approached closer than about three feet, so maybe they’re wild and just hanging out. Neither have any indicators of being owned by anyone except for not acting feral. Keep your ears open for families missing their pets but please don’t call to get them rounded up by animal control. Thanks!

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