There have been several reports of dead animals throughout the hills. One day bunnies in the yard, the next day dead bunnies in the yard. Consequently, it seemed like a good time to remind everyone that there are ways to peacefully co-exist with nature when you live at the wildland-urban interface.
Just like the Lion King story goes–we are all part of the circle of life. When one part of the circle is impacted, all parts are impacted. The fact is, rodenticides impact more than just the targeted rodent.
When another animal (like a coyote, bobcat, hawk or owl) eats the rodent that has ingested the rodenticide–BOTH of them die. Or when there is an unintended exposure, like bunnies who eat it… they too will die.There are several non-chemical ways to help control rodents. The State offers tips on how to handle rodents.