Three baby bunnies lived to see another day after being spotted just in time in a cement mixer. The machine had already started turning when a builder spotted the rabbits inside.
Sadly, a fourth bunny didn’t survive the ordeal in Cambridgeshire. The three who did are now being looked after at a rehabilitation centre
It is understood the rabbits had found a comfortable home in sand on a building site and had been accidentally shovelled into the mixer, along with the cement mix, CambridgeshireLive reports. After seeing something unusual, the builder stopped the machine and the baby bunnies were spotted.
The builder found four baby rabbits inside the mixer but sadly one sibling didn’t survive the ordeal. The three other rabbits were taken to Cambridgeshire Wildlife Care where they are currently being looked after.
Cambridgeshire Wildlife Care has confirmed all three baby rabbits are now “being hand-reared and are doing well.” They will remain in their care until they’re around six weeks old when they’ll be released into a “safer location back in the wild”.
The charity, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife in Ely and the surrounding areas, wrote about the rescue on their Facebook page last week. It read: “We often say animals have had a lucky escape before coming to us, but these three truly are incredibly lucky.
“Unbeknownst to the workers, their nest was in sand on a building site. The sand was shovelled into a cement mixer along with cement mix. It was only when the mixer was turning that the builder saw something in the mix, stopped the mixer and realised what had happened. Sadly one sibling wasn’t so lucky and didn’t survive. After giving them a clean up, they were quickly brought into us yesterday afternoon. Thankfully and amazingly they are all uninjured and have settled in well to feeds”.