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Washington County’s [OR] “Bunny Lady” is back in the hutch after violating a court order not to own or control animals for five years. Miriam Sakewitz, 47, was arrested again Tuesday at a hotel after an employee reported finding rabbits hopping around in her room.
Problems for Sakewitz started in October 2006 when police found and confiscated nearly 250 rabbits in her home, including about 100 dead ones in freezers and refrigerators. Police said she broke into the facility where the survivors were being cared for…and stole most of them back. Authorities found her a few days later with eight live rabbits and two dead ones in her car. Another 130 were recovered at a nearby horse farm.
She was placed on five years probation, banned from owning or controlling animals and was told not to go within 100 yards of a rabbit. Yahoo News
Holy Wabbit Twax, Elmer. You’d expect somebody with this many rabbit’s feet to have better luck, y’know? Better than her sense of smell, anyway.
Trying to visualize a refrigerator stuffed with dead rabbits, I don’t like what I see. Is there room for the milk and fresh veggies in there along with the decaying carcasses? Cottontails among the melon balls? Paws in the peanut butter? A rabbit can grow pretty big, and even mid-sized thumpers, multiplied by 100, add up to a crowd. Especially in a refrigerator.
I like the two dead ones in the car, too. This is after she breaks into the rescue facility and steals them all back. That’s when the hammer came down. Five year’s probation and a restraining order. They must take bunny-napping pretty seriously in the Pacific Northwest.
(How’s that gonna work? What happens if she’s sitting on a park bench feeding the pigeons — not hard to imagine — and a rabbit hops by her. Has she violated her terms? If this happens here, she might find herself under the Julia Tuttle bridge with other desperate Leporidae offenders.)
But evidently she avoided that dilemma, only to backslide. Maybe:
Authorities checked her residence occasionally and found it rabbit-free…..[But] county probation officer Susan Ranger testified in August of 2007 that Sakewitz had a rabbit in her home in June, had canceled counseling sessions and refused to open the door for unannounced visits. Ranger said she found no rabbits when she finally got inside but did find a half-empty 10-pound bag of carrots. Sakewitz was sentenced to three days in jail.
Illegal possession of a controlled substance! “Alright Carrot-breath, you’re under arrest. You have the right to remain silent — hey, quit twitching your nose!”
Furry funny furry funny.