Hop on it; runaway rabbits back home

Three people preparing for horticulture judging Saturday turned into rabbit wranglers.

When Purdue Master Gardener Karen Gotshall arrived at Fitzpatrick Hall to set up the Master Gardener booth, she noticed a rabbit out of its cage.

She and her husband, Rich, corralled the wayward bunny. But the only open cage was labeled “meat pen,” which meant there were other rabbits on the lam.

After about 10 minutes, the couple plus Purdue Extension Educator Sarah Hanson captured a second rabbit. Then about a quarter-hour later they captured the third and final desperado rabbit.

Karen Gotshall, who has kept rabbits in the past, said the effort was worth it because “I got to hold a bunny again.”