Gloucester roundabout rabbit hunting fears spark police check for snares
Police will check Gloucester's famous rabbit roundabout for snares after fears were raised they were being hunted.
Gloucester big cat tracker Frank Tunbridge believed the Walls' roundabout bunnies of Barnwood may have been targeted for meat.
"It's as though they have been cleared from the roundabout," said Mr Tunbridge. "I do wonder if they have been hunted with lurchers."
But a Gloucester City Council spokeswoman said: "Officers from the countryside unit have visited the roundabout and found signs of bunny life. Numbers of them have been seen on the roundabout and all seem to be fine and well."
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She said wicker rabbit sculptures are in storage for the winter.
A police spokesman said there had been no reports of hunting but an officer will check for snares and any other equipment later today (Monday) as a precaution.