Floodwaters claim lives of bunnies at Warwick Mall store
01:00 AM EDT on Friday, April 2, 2010
At the still-flooded Warwick Mall, what began as a rescue of four bunnies stuck inside the mall ended with bad news Thursday afternoon.
The bunnies were to appear in Easter pictures the photographers would take this week at Portrait Simple.
An employee of the photo studio was excited Thursday to get inside with a security crew to rescue the bunnies that were left behind on a high shelf during the mallís evacuation on Tuesday.
The employee carried a crate as a security officer and a firefighter ushered her into the mall, where crews are testing floodwater for contamination.
But the woman came out with an empty crate. Apparently, the cage the bunnies were in fell off the shelf and the furry creatures drowned.
ďNo, they didnít make it,Ē she said, before leaving quickly without sharing her name.