Sometimes things get weird and sometimes things get weird.

To me, rabbits, yes you read that right, rabbits shutting down a major tourist attraction is weirdness maximus.

Robben Island, South Africa, which houses the prison where political prisoners, among which Nelson Mandela, were kept will be shut down for two weeks to try to figure out how to deal with the invasion of European rabbits. Were serious here, folks!

“The current population is so large that it threatens to permanently damage the island’s sensitive vegetation, and poses a serious threat to other fauna species.”
— Seelan Naidoo, Robben Island museum

Thanks to the work and help of animal rights group the solution will be humane. The rabbits will be gathered, sterilized, and moved elsewhere.