killer rabbitA PAIR of rabid rabbits has been caught killing a series of snakes near Cairns.

For three weeks Armando Del Manso believed his dog was responsible for the dead snakes showing up with teeth marks all over them on his East Barron property’s lawn each morning.

But it turns out it was a pair of rampaging rabbits killing the snakes.

The 42-year-old boilermaker first made the discovery Tuesday night when he spotted the two wild rabbits attacking a king brown snake.

“The snake was raised up in the air in the striking position and the two rabbits worked their way around him and killed him in two minutes,” Mr Del Manso said.

“I’m gobsmacked, it’s absolutely incredible.

“We were watching from the veranda with a spotlight, and I thought, who is going to believe this, they’ll think I’m crazy.”

Wildlife expert Paul O’Callaghan of the Cairns Wildlife Safari said it was the first time he had heard of rabbits attacking snakes.

The report also met with disbelief from a number of readers.


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  1. LOL! from now on, im keepin my distanc from rabits! thats a lot of tuff in such a small bundl of fur!

    ;P Camila V.

  2. I had a pet rabbit named pockets, that would chase off snakes (chicken and black racers) but he wouldn’t kill them.. He Just Wanted Them Gone, Cause He Knew They Were After His Herd’s Baby Bunnies.

    Savannah Butler

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