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$176,000 fine awaiting owner of contraband bunnies

LOST: The rogue rabbits discovered at the flooded Goodna boat ramp.
LOST: The rogue rabbits discovered at the flooded Goodna boat ramp. Contributed

NOBODY is expected to come forward and claim the two domesticated rabbits that were found near the Goodna boat ramp at the height of this week's floods.

If they do, a fine of $176,000 could be waiting for them, unless they are a zookeeper - or magician.

Councillor Paul Tully found the pair of black rabbits and said "they were very tame".

"You could walk up to them and they came up to my feet to be fed," Cr Tully said.

"But there is an $88,000 fine per rabbit to keep them without a permit in Queensland.

"Usually only zoos and magicians can get the permits in this State to keep them."

Usually only zoos and magicians can get the permits in this State to keep them.

Two years ago there were rumours of sharks in the Brisbane River at Goodna during the previous floods.

"This rabbit story is better than the shark story. The local butcher Steve Bateman saw the shark but we didn't have a picture of it in 2011," Cr Tully said.

"But we have got a picture of these rabbits that the council has caught on the junction of Brisbane River and Woogaroo Creek.

"Now they are in the hands of council officers who will look after them."

Cr Tully said he wasn't expecting anyone to claim the rabbits any time soon.

"No-one has yet put their hand up for the $176,000 fine for keeping them," he said

No-one has yet put their hand up for the $176,000 fine for keeping them.

Topics:  paul tully, rabbits



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