Rabbit stew anyone?
A North Dakota neighborhood is under siege by jackrabbits the size of small dogs.
Residents of the community in South Fargo awake each day to herds of up to 50 of the dead-eyed critters swarming area lawns and playgrounds like something out of a Hitchcock film.
While the jackrabbits, which can weigh as much as 9 pounds, gobble up gardens, lawns and even some trees, residents are at a loss about how to control them.
‘Every day, I feel like the crazy rabbit lady chasing them out of the yard where they’re having a hay day,’ area resident Kayla Straabe told.
‘There’s at least 40 to 50 everyday, and they’re in our yards and by a children’s park.’
Straabe posted a photo to Facebook in early December, around the time the jackrabbits first appeared, that showed countless paw prints in the snow outside her home alongside the sad remnants of some flower bushes.
‘Can anyone tell that there have been a million rabbits eating all of our perennials this past week?’ she wrote.