BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Authorities uprooted 53,891 marijuana plants over the last week growing in remote areas of Kern County, Calif.
At one site, deputies found a captured wild bunny that had been fed marijuana leaves, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
The first of four search warrants was served July 13 at Lumbreau Creek. Search warrants were also served in the areas of Havilah, Highway 99 near Highway 138, and Blue Mountain.
The culprits had trespassed onto private property at three of the sites and clear-cut forest and diverted natural water sources apparently at all of the sites. They had also poached animals in one area, the sheriff's office said.
No suspects were caught.