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Rabbits dumped and captured at Rose Bowl; 'Bunnies all over,' says witness

Screenshot via NBC LA
Screenshot via NBC LA

At least nine rabbits were scooped up by Pasadena animal services at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday night after a truckload of bunnies were set free on the grounds, NBC LA reports.

Two women who planned to jog around the stadium noticed someone dumping the rabbits in a wooded area at about 10 p.m. in the popular recreation area.

"We saw bunnies all over," said one of the joggers. "We saw somebody in a truck drop them off one by one and then they left. Not even in box -- just scattered around."

The officer and the joggers took to the bushes to rescue eight bunnies and their mother; raw footage shows them being captured with a net and put into cages.

The Pasadena Humane Society-SPCA said the family is doing well and will "likely be available at some point for adoption," according to NBC.

VIDEO: Bunnies on the loose at the Rose Bowl