Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saving Sylvilagus Floridanus

Saving Sylvilagus Floridanus

In the mid 1980s, while surveying for a new runway at Miami International Airport, surveyor Carie B. Litton became enamored with Sylvilagus Floridanus, the common Easter Cottontail rabbits that populated the field’s hundreds of acres. After taking one home to keep as a pet, he soon became their ardent defender and began a campaign to preserve their natural habitat. Mr. Litton’s employment was terminated by the Miami Port Authority for actively protesting the construction during work hours. During this period of unemployment, he organized humble protests with the local chapter of PETA and spared no effort in furthering the cause of saving Sylvilagus Floridanus’s native domain.

The Society for the Preservation of Lost Things and Missing time is delighted to have in our possession artifacts from Mr. Litton’s tumultuous years as crusader for Sylvilagus Floridanus.

Below, Surveyor Carie B. Litton

Below, known habitats of Sylvilagus Floridanus at Miami International Airports, 1997.

Below, Canie R. Litton's first Sylvilagus Floridanus, sometime during the mid 1990s.

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