On Wednesday, June 17, the ever-growing rabbit population in the Tampico Community, a residential area of Mira Mesa overlooking Black Mountain canyon, lost two members.
In isolated incidents, one rabbit was hit by a car driving down a residential driveway, while another was discovered lifeless lying on a patch of grass less than ten feet away from the other carcass.
The City of San Diego Environmental Services was contacted and dispatched someone to the scene for the removal of the dead animals.
Residents have seen more and more rabbits thriving around their homes, and some have voiced concerns about the safety of the animals. Others have been more concerned for the safety of drivers who have to swerve out of the way of rabbits in the road.
When asked if the City is doing anything to control the rabbit population in the area, a City employee replied, “No. [The rabbits] can pretty much do whatever they want."