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Andy B



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 06 8:38 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
So let me get this straight for anyone who might be joining the thread at this point in time. We have suggested the following to Tahir:

He needs to bury his gate 6' in the ground, then sit on it wearing furry ear muffs, along with his mate Dickie Digger (who has hairy eyes), pointing a Magnum ice lolly and shouting "Do you feel lucky boy? But if you don't feel lucky that'll be 50p for you and a quid each for your mates - oh, and if you're after any squirrels, muntjac, hare or other such yobbos you'll not find 'em in here ".

And this will solve his rabbit problem.

Was that about right?


You would have to be mad to go within a mile of that. or a rabbit !

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 06 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

To steal someone's daft suggestion and ask a question.

How much of a moat would you need? I guess the width would be an issue, as would depth, but if you've a digger bucket, it should be a quick job. Line with liner, or half-pipe, or something and you've got rabbit proofing, irrigation supply and a trout stream all in one. Possible somewhere to grow watercress, too.

Is this a really daft idea? Or just a lot of work?

Will rabbits swim to nibble on Tahir's protruding bits?

Bugs



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 06 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh, that's what's missing from my fantasy house. Walled garden. Library. Moat.

It might be a whole lot of work (and maybe not fit Tahir's undulating slopes) but as you said it could be practical as well and provide a wildlife refuge too.

Rabbits don't strike me as enthusiastic swimmers?

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 06 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs wrote:
Rabbits don't strike me as enthusiastic swimmers?


Even if they are fill the moat with piranhas and if they still make it across at least they'll not be able to breed.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 06 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

they can swim

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 06 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
they can swim


I'd agree - well they did in Watership down......

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 06 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

time to learn firearms drill tahir .
i see bunny , i shoot bunny , i eat bunny .
you wont get rid of them but you can share and they are good food .
how to eat your neighbours crops and then your neighbours thank you for it

Lozzie



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 06 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One technique I am pretty sure does NOT work is using a Knight of the Round Table to guard your land -


tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 06 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lozzie wrote:
One technique I am pretty sure does NOT work is using a Knight of the Round Table to guard your land


How do you know that?

Lozzie



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 06 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry I thought you were a Python fan ...?

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 06 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lozzie wrote:
Sorry I thought you were a Python fan ...?


Aha, not really, like 'em but not a fan as such.

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