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Boulder’s Lensworth At Large Spreading Misinformation

From Boulder, this is Lensworth At Large spreading misinformation about the four corners and seven edges of the earth.

Today I’d like to chat about our abundance of cotton tail rabbits and the real risk that they present to the human population of Boulder. Even my Mother was afraid of rabbits. On the other hand she was afraid of most things! I know the names of every disease, bug, parasite, and rash carried by every local animal due to her repeated lectures and warnings.

Although commonly mistaken for cows, this confusion is unnecessary. Bunnies do not have udders with teats, and cows don’t have bunny ears. Also, if you see it hopping it is likely not a cow, while if you see someone milking it, it is probably not a bunny.

Because the cotton tails are so cute, people think they are harmless. NOT TRUE! In fact, they are vicious carnivores surviving on a diet of squirrels, raccoons, small dogs, feral cats, and the occasional snake and mouse. Like a scene from Jurassic Park,  while one of these little rabbits is cute, being surrounded by a hundred of them, all emitting their low growl, is not such a cute happy event.

Dangerous Carnivorous Bunny Rabbit. These “Cute” Beasts Hunt in Packs of 100 or More

The rabbits are not “apex predators,” and in spite of their prodigious and varied diet, they have many predators. Hawks, owls and eagles all relish hunting and catching the tasty rabbits. Rabbits who existed primarily on a diet of skunks are not in such high demand by the raptors.

Mountain lions, also known as cougars or pumas, are the largest wild cats in Colorado and are highly adaptable to various habitats, including Boulder’s mountainous terrain. These solitary and elusive creatures are primarily crepuscular, meaning they are most active during dawn and dusk, but sightings can occur at any time of day. They are opportunistic predators, feeding on deer, raccoons, and other small mammals, and their presence indicates a healthy ecosystem.

 

One Of The More Ferocious-Looking of the Rabbits

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Leonard Frieling Pen Of Justice Legal Blogger
  • Senior Counsel Emeritus to the Boulder Law firm Dolan + Zimmerman LLP : (720)-610-0951
  • Former Judge
  • Photographer of the Year, AboutBoulder 2023
  • First Chair and Originator of the Colorado Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Committee, a National first.
  • Previous Chair, Boulder Criminal Defense Bar (8 years)
  • Twice chair Executive Counsel, Colorado Bar Association Criminal Law Section
  • NORML Distinguished Counsel Circle
  • Life Member, NORML Legal Committee
  • Life Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Board Member Emeritus, Colorado NORML
  • Chair, Colorado NORML, 7 years including during the successful effort to legalize recreational pot in Colorado
  • Media work, including episodes of Fox’s Power of Attorney, well in excess of many hundreds media interviews, appearances, articles, and podcasts, including co-hosting Time For Hemp for two years.
  • Board member, Author, and Editor for Criminal Law Articles for the Colorado Lawyer, primary publication of the Colorado Bar Assoc. 7 Years, in addition to having 2 Colorado Lawyer cover photos, and numerous articles for the Colorado Lawyer monthly publication.
  • LEAP Speaker, multi-published author, University lectures Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Denver University Law School, Univ. of New Mexico, Las Vegas NM, and many other schools at all levels.
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