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Is this rabbit OK to eat??? Not for the squeamish!

 
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whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 09 2:37 pm    Post subject: Is this rabbit OK to eat??? Not for the squeamish!  Reply with quote    

Managed to bag two bunnies this morning, despite the bitter cold, and the frost making it sound like I was walking round with my feet in packets of cornflakes!!!!

On inspection on of the bunnies, a male, whilst on the whole in fine fettle.......

Has an unpleasant growth about an inch and a half long and almost half an inch wide, just in fron of his meat and two veg.


The state of these were such that if it was mine, I would be off to the docs straight away!!!

Is it all right to eat, obviously discarding aforsaid unpleasant bits, or is it chuck the lot in the bin!!!


Look away if you're squeamish!!!!


dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 09 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

section the growth ,see what it is ,
probably bunny edible but if poorly wont be in good eating order

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 09 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Move aside Quincy MD, Whitelegg1 is putting his lab coat on.....

What am I likely to find???


What would be good news, what would be bad news????

Pete

mihto



Joined: 03 Feb 2008
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Location: West coast of Norway
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 09 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would not eat a rabbit with any symptoms of disease. Swelling can be either abcess or tumor. In any case a rabbit thrown away is not a disaster. Taking a chance by eating sick animals is just not neccessary.

mihto



Joined: 03 Feb 2008
Posts: 3273
Location: West coast of Norway
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 09 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

whitelegg1 wrote:
Move aside Quincy MD, Whitelegg1 is putting his lab coat on.....

What am I likely to find???


What would be good news, what would be bad news????

Pete


Post your findings and a good picture and we will give you some advice. Also look at the internal organs of the rabbit (lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, peritoneum) and see if there are any nodules there.

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 09 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fair enough.

Whitelegg2 was saying the same.

I have a problem with not eating what I shoot.

But must also consider the bigger picture!
No point in making myself or Whiteleggs 2,3&4 ill for the sake of it!

Thanks

Pete

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44210
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 09 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You mean we've got diseased rabbits?

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 09 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Eh? Rabbits get disease, tumors, whatever just like lots of mammals.

Personally I wouldn't eat it, just to be on the safe side.

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 09 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
You mean we've got diseased rabbits?


I shall be asking them to roll over for a quick inspection BEFORE I shoot them next time!!!!

You also have a very healthy looking fox, who has a habit of going everywhere I'm about to go before I get there!!!

AND a very tasty looking muntjac !! Shame, I don't have that permission / correct FAC / suitable rifle !!! Would have made a lovely Sunday roast.

And is there any chance of some undersoil heating, it was very cold yesterday morning, and unpleasant to lie down on the grass!!!

Pete

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44210
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 09 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

whitelegg1 wrote:
I shall be asking them to roll over for a quick inspection BEFORE I shoot them next time!!!!


That's what I'd do. The muntjac do indeed look v tasty, the kids agree. I do wish I could blinking shoot.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 34748
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 09 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

deer are ace but they will eat the trees
get a fac and training,tasty critters

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