Car-Eating Rabbits Invade Denver Airport

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In the category of weird but true, Denver International Airport may have a problem with pesky rabbits, who eat cars. Yes, cars.

Traveler Dexter Meyer tells KUSA-TV he parked his brand new Turbo Diesel Volkswagen Jetta at the Pikes Peak Parking Lot at the airport as he headed off on a vacation. And it was eaten.

When he got back nine days later, he says, "I turned on the ignition and all these lights started flashing. I pulled out the manual and it said I had a big problem so I took (the car) back to the dealership."

It was at the dealer, Meyer says, that he learned from the service manager the wiring of his car had been munched on.

The manager asked him if the car had been at the airport and told him "We've had a significant number of problems with rabbits eating through the wiring in people's cars," Meyer says.

The repairs cost Meyer $238, and he has filed a complaint with the airport about the damages.

"They said they were aware of the problem but basically said 'We don't know how to solve it...' They said, 'We have a fence,' and I said, 'I understand that, but it's clearly not working,'" Meyers tells KUSA.

He says other airport parking customers should be made aware of the problem.

Denver airport officials says they see about a dozen such claims every year, but declined to discuss the matter further.

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