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Taming that rascally rabbit

4-H workshop teaches students the basics of rabbit care


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

4-H'er Leigha Wachtel holds her rabbit, "Oreo," as she waits for the start of Thursday's rabbit workshop at the county fairgrounds.

The Easter season has come and gone, but bunnies can still be found hopping around Cheyenne County as several 4-H students attended a rabbit workshop held Thursday evening at the county fairgrounds.

"(Rabbits are) a great introduction to livestock," Cheyenne County UNL Extension Educator Cynthia Gill said. "It teaches kids how to care for an animal, it teaches them responsibility and it doesn't take a lot of space or financial commitment compared to other projects."

The workshop was led by Cassi Barry, a sixth grade teacher at West Elementary School in Sidney who has 20 years experience rai...

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