What’s with all the bunnies in Menlo Park?

by Linda Hubbard on September 3, 2021

That was the question asked when my husband and I encountered a group of Menlo Park residents who live between downtown and Hillview School.

Our backyard is overrun with squirrels. And thanks to abundant ivy, we’ve had a couple of battles with rats.  But bunnies have been kept at bay, but not so evidently just a few blocks away.

“I wondered for awhile if I was seeing just the same bunny multiple times,” said Ellen Holmes. “But I finally saw a group together.”

These do appear to look like the cute pet bunny variety. All escaped from their Easter hutches?

Photo by Ellen Holmes (c) 2021


John Donald September 03, 2021 at 1:01 pm

I think these little brown bunnies are wild. We saw one in our backyard in the Willows a few weeks ago.

Enrique September 03, 2021 at 1:49 pm

Cottontail rabbits. They are wild and common in Los Altos too. They were eating my lawn so I had to put a fence next to the bushes around it. They still visit every once in a while but not as frequently. They’ve likely moved on to a neighbor’s lawn.

Sue Kayton September 03, 2021 at 5:42 pm

We had many wild cottontail rabbits (near Oak Knoll Elementary School) but a red-tailed hawk has moved into the area. We haven’t seen a single rabbit for more than a month. The hawk has been busy!

Oscar Pennata September 04, 2021 at 10:41 pm

There are so many rats. It’s so awful, the filth and disease. We shouldn’t have to live like this. They are everywhere, in all the buildings in the walls, garages, even yes in the cars.

Nathele Kim September 05, 2021 at 12:39 pm

Do you mean rats or bunnies. We live right downtown and walk at night when it is cool and empty and always see giant rats. In our off street yard we see bunnies, and once a rat- at night. I planted in raised pots as some plants in the ground were eaten.

Aqweel Khan September 06, 2021 at 7:18 pm

Adopt a Cat to keep the Rats @ Bay.

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