US Navy Corpsman Rescues Orphaned Baby Rabbits

When a man working in the U.S. Navy discovered four orphaned rabbit kits, he couldn’t abandon the baby animals. Instead, he rescued them and nursed them by hand. Josh says, “I bottle fed them 4 times a day for 2 months.”

Josh lives at Camp Pendleton, California and works as a Navy hospital Corpsman stationed with the Marines. He describes how he came to save the rabbits:

“I live in Camp Pendleton, CA. And as I was taking the volleyball court at the barracks I found a dead rabbit (fully grown). As I continued raking I found a small hole with 4 tiny tiny rabbits in it.”

Photo credit: Josh

“I grabbed a box put a few old shirts into it and picked up the bunnies. I researched how to raise them and what to feed them.”

“I made a nice box for them to live in and bottle fed them until I could ween them to eat the local foods.”

Photo credit: Josh

“After a couple months I brought them to a wildlife rescue because they were starting to jump out of their box.”

Photo credit: Josh

“It was a lot of hard work but I loved the bunnies.”

All photos credit to Josh (Josh’s military name is Hm3(FMF)Bisnar). Reprinted with permission.

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