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It's bunny bedlam in one Spokane Valley neighborhood

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Are bunnies taking over Spokane Valley? One viewer told KHQ there is a disturbing number of bunnies found on the intersection of Mission and Barker. In fact, people in the neighborhood know all about it.

Hop into Sarah Larson's car and, "I get on to Barker and that's when I typically notice the crazy amount of bunnies," said Larson.

She's seen them all over the place. "I would say up to 50. They are just happily hopping and hanging out. They're pretty cute," said Larson.  

They've even earned their own name. "What in the world is going on with the Barker bunnies?" said Larson. They'll be found in people's yards just about anywhere but here's the problem. "They hop all over the intersection and I've seen quite a few dead," said Janell Heinen, who works at 509 Grind.

Larson says she's never seen that happen but it is concerning. "If they are people's pets, I don't think it's OK to have them in a place that isn't fenced, so it's kind of scary and kind of sad," said Larson.

So where are these bunnies coming from? A lot of the bunnies are seen under an RV and a car at one person's home near the intersection of Mission and Barker. They are under the shade, complete with a water bowl and hay. KHQ knocked on the door to the house, but nobody was home.

SCRAPS says they've received a number of complaints about the bunnies from neighbors in the area. They say they believe it's domestic rabbits and that they are not wild. But it isn't a SCRAPS situation to actually take care of.

It's the city's.

The city of Spokane Valley told KHQ they received a complaint and gave the house with the rabbits a warning two weeks ago. The owners have 30 days to clean them up.  KHQ is waiting to hear back to see where the bunnies will go. 

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