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Old 02-18-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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I love this island Okunoshima, I want to go and live there. I love all the bunnies chasing her for the food, how many are there

http://dailybunny.org/2014/02/18/new...a-bunny-video/


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Old 02-18-2014, 06:57 PM   #2
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Oh my gosh! I will so join you on that trip! That would be so much fun and exciting and wonderful and....


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I had a few minutes so counted the best I could since there are just so many packed together but at least eighty if you count at the very beginning of the video while on pause.
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I just think this would be heaven as long as they are safe...free roaming all living together...how awesome is that
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This was brought up last month here as well.
http://www.rabbitsonline.net/f14/i-want-live-78834/
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If I hit the lottery maybe I could open up a shelter for rabbits, have it set up more like the island so the buns could enjoy the freedom of being buns but also be taken care of. Could keep the ones that can't find homes for due to age or what have you.

Yes, Chris I would offer you a job first. You could play and take care of buns for a living.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:18 PM   #7
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I wonder how long that has been there. I was in Japan several times in the late sixties and early seventies--would have definitely gone there. We need to set up a tour group.
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Just had to put more links on here, this place is fabulous.

This is so cute, poor guy canīt keep his eyes open

http://youtu.be/ixuSqrVJyjo
Love this one as well, talk about on guard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkbX-nY8FtE


Loads of videos, I have to find where it is and go there, much remember to take loads of food lol, they sure are hungry rabbits.
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I wonder how long that has been there.
I did a bit of research on that.

Apparently the island was used for secret poison gas factories during the second world war. Ruins of the factories remain, with signposts (in Japanese). Although the storage tanks were removed there seems to be a fairly extensive underground complex which is inaccessible due to the danger. The soil on the island is fairly badly contaminated in some places by toxic waste materials from the factories, so there are no full time inhabitants (apparently the last was moved out in about 2000).

The rabbits are descendents of escapees (or releases) from the poison gas tests. There is a hotel for tourists which caters to the tourists who come to see the bunnies, which appears to be providing water bowls and food for the rabbits.
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I really want to go there! I want to be mobbed by bunnies.

What surprises me is that the rabbits seem to be really healthy. They don't look like they have mites, matted fur, or anything bad on their coats. There must be good food on the island, no predators, and few rabbit-borne insects and diseases.


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