Since Monday, rabbit sightings at Brandeis University have been on the rise since Sarah Bierman, a junior at the college, installed nearly 100 realistic-looking bunnies made from wood, paper and faux fur on the hill next to the campus library.
The installation has garnered campus-wide attention this week, leading Bierman to give up her scores of rabbits for adoption this morning.
Her only caveat? The adoptive parents have to upload a picture of their bunny to a Facebook page she made after they take it home.
“If people want the bunnies, they should have the bunnies,’’ Bierman said.
Bierman said her inspiration for the project came from her own joy upon sighting the animal all over the Brandeis’ campus.
“When I see a bunny, I just want to run after it and make it my friend and make it my pet, but it just runs off and it’s a complete tease,” Bierman said. “I was just sitting in the library one day thinking, ‘What if there were bunnies everywhere?'”
Members of the Brandeis community seem to share her sentiment. Look where some Brandeisians’ adopted rabbits have been spotted thus far.
This bunny, posted by the Brandeis University Archives & Special Collections Facebook page, urged Brandeisians in a caption to visit the Middlesex University exhibit before it closes at the end of January.
Brandeis used to house Middlesex University, a medical and veterinary school that produced about 2,000 graduates, at 415 South Street, where the school’s athletic and sports complex now sits.
The bunny sits under pictures from the Middlesex University’s veterinarian class of 1946.
This bunny, posted by Barry D. Hayes, is sitting in the campus’ copy center, where Bierman said she went to print out the face of the cutest bunny she could find on the Internet.
“We’ve been watching the project develop all along the way and we’re so happy that we could have had a part in this process,’’ Hayes posted. “He’ll be perched up on our glass wall greeting everyone who comes into the Center.’’
A post by Bren Campbell shows her bunny, whom she aptly named “Skip,’’ hanging out in some plant soil with “the Farber 2 LOLcat.’’
This bunny, posted by Goldfarb Library worker Jenn Siegel, is hanging out with the library’s resident fish, Fred.