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lettucewoman



Joined: 26 Sep 2006
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Location: Tiptoe in the Forest!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 07 12:49 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

very interested in this - however I would like to know how the current spread of myxomatosis is affecting your shooting - in november we came across a young rabbit that was obviously suffering from myxi - there was nothing we could do for it. It has put us off rabbit for the forseeable future.

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 07 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Myxi...

A good point.
I haven't seen any on my two shoots since the summer.

However whenever I do, I make sure Ideal with them, for their sakes...
You see them running round the field, without a clue in the middle of the day!!! Easy prey for fox or crow....
Wouldn't eat one though.


Pete

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41939
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 07 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think that the incidence rises and falls locally. There was quite a bit round here a couple of years ago, whereas I haven't seen any suffering bunnies recently. (And there are still plenty around.)
ISTR that they're OK to eat, though I wouldn't particularly fancy it myself.

Leveller



Joined: 07 Aug 2007
Posts: 14
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 07 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The rabbit population is at such great numbers that you shouldn't need to eat a diseased coney really, I believe they are fine to eat but quite often they're that sick there really isn't a lot of meat on them and it's not to hard to find a brace of healthy plump bunnies for the pot.

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