A US Marine and Redditor found and saved four baby bunnies located in a hole with a dead rabbit, relaying a tale of how he nursed the babies for months with bottle feedings.
Reddit user Tokyomaneater69 posted his baby bunnies Steven, Ray, James, and Vaughn and their adorable survival tale last week, explaining how he'd hand-fed the rabbits and tells first of their discovery in the hole at Camp Pendleton:
"I live in Camp Pendleton, Ca. And as I was taking the volleyball court at the barracks I found a dead rabbit (fully grown). As I continued raking I found a small hole with 4 tiny tiny rabbits in it. I grabbed a box put a few old shirts into it and picked up the bunnies."
The US Marine says he had to learn about baby bunnies' care and how to ensure their survival, adding:
I researched how to raise them and what to feed them. I made a nice box for them to live in a and bottle fed them until I could ween them to eat the local foods. After a couple months I brought them to a wild life rescue because they were starting to jump out of their box. It was a lot of hard work but I loved the bunnies.... I'll put more pics in the comments once I get them up.Already, the top reply to his comment sums up what I think we're all feeling about the baby bunnies' rescue:
You named and nurtured tiny bunnies. Manliest sh*t I've seen in weeks.It was no small job for the Marine to keep the baby bunny family alive, and he adds:
"I work pretty close to the barracks... But I would feed them around 2am, 7am, 1pm and 7pm."
A video of the US Marine and the baby bunnies he rescued at Camp Pendleton is over on YouTube.