Be Vewy Vewy Quiet, Mission Viejo is Hunting Wabbits
Elmer Fudd has nothing on the Mission Viejo City Council, which has approved a Palmia Homeowners Association request to allow residents to shoot rabbits with pellet guns.
Bunnies are chewing grass and raiding gardens and must die, claims the association representing a small adult community in the city's northeast.
The Los Angeles Times has the scoop.
The city did impose strict restrictions:
- Shooting is allowed only a half-hour after sunset and a half-hour before sunrise.
- Only air-powered pellet guns are allowed. (Eat lead, NRA!)
- Rabbit exterminators must be hired professionals wearing distinctive clothing like orange vests.
- These have-pellet-gun-will-travel types must be chaperoned and not need Jack Bauer to tell them to put down their weapon when people are hopping around.
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Most of all, the Thumper thumpers must know when it's no longer rabbit season but duck season.
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