When's the last time you saw a rabbit in Central Park? According to the Daily News, you'd be a liar if you said anytime after 2006. The paper reports that the last wild rabbit was spotted around four years ago in the north end of the park; since then, real rabbits have become as mythical as the Easter Bunny.

The Central Park Conservancy's Regina Alvarez has no idea what happened to the population, saying, "It's a mystery. We just don't know what happened... but we haven't seen any."

Perhaps the bald eagles, coyotes, feral cats, and rabid raccoons in the area have something to do with it? One vet tech professor at LaGuardia Community College points the finger at the latter, saying, "Raccoons not only kill rabbits but they often carry a roundworm that can be lethal to the rabbit population. The roundworm is found in the raccoons' feces, and rabbits are very susceptible because they are meticulous groomers. They are always licking their feet to stay clean." While animal-on-animal crime is the likely culprit, doesn't hurt to check liquor stores for wild Eastern cottontails!

On that note, Alvarez added, "Every year after Easter, we find little white domestic rabbits dropped off at the park from people who got them as gifts and probably didn't know how much work went into caring for a rabbit. We have them removed and dropped off at an animal shelter. It isn't good for the rabbits—or the park."