If you haven’t seen the photographs yet of a Navy corpsman feeding baby bunnies, it’s probably a matter of time.
A Reddit user with the handle TokyoManeater69 posted them online, and they have since gone viral after the website Buzzfeed picked up on them. Several sites have said he is a U.S. Marine, perhaps confused because he was based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. In comments on the site, however, he says he is a corpsman:
He posted a video online recently here:
On Reddit, the corpsman offered the following:
I live in Camp Pendleton, Ca. And as I was taking the volleyball court at the barracks I found a dead rabbit (fully grown). As I continued raking I found a small hole with 4 tiny tiny rabbits in it. I grabbed a box put a few old shirts into it and picked up the bunnies. I researched how to raise them and what to feed them. I made a nice box for them to live in a and bottle fed them until I could ween them to eat the local foods. After a couple months I brought them to a wild life rescue because they were starting to jump out of their box. It was a lot of hard work but I loved the bunnies…. Ill put more pics in the comments once I get them up.
Asked if he got into any trouble for raising them in his barracks room, he said:
yeah I’m in the barracks… I luckily didn’t have my room inspected once while I had them… The perks of being a Corpsman