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    our visits from the bunny. Well at least this one anyway.

    While on the forum not more than 20 minutes ago I could see where all the dogs were except Tilly and Moo, no problem, Tilly's a bit more wired than the other dogs and doesn't rest as much. We got her last November aged 16 months.

    Then I went out to the BBQ to cook some snags for use as training treats, normally clicking on of the burners will result in being greeted by all dogs. Which it did with the exception of Tilly and Moo.

    I called and Tilly came from down the back with Moo on her heels. I gave her pats and the second I stopped the two headed off down the back again.

    I went to investigate and could see when I got to the rise a white body.

    I've removed the body and put it in the poo bin which Mickey is now guarding (bit late now mate).

    And while I'm not pleased to be now getting rid of the rabbit body at least there will be no more visits from the very white rabbit that's been stirring them up of a night. It's white with some ginger patches on it.

    Tilly hasn't eaten any part of the rabbit, it was still warm, yuk I could feel that as I picked it up in the shopping bag, it had puncture wounds on its back so I think she broke it's back but does any one else think it's strange for a rabbit to be out in the middle of the day? It is mottled shade in that area with heavy bush on the other side of our fence, but do you think she got it so quickly and quietly, not even alerting the other dogs because it was sick/poisoned?

    I will be watching her carefully of course.

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    I don't think it's strange MAC for rabbits to be out and about during the day. In Qld we saw them 24/7.

    Here in Tas it's the same, th rabbits can be seen in the daytime more than night TBH. I don't think anyone could walk out my back dopor and look up the hill and NOT see them sitting around or bouncing all over the place.

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    Oh good, I was a bit worried it might have been heavily poisoned or something to be out in the middle of the day.

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    They make excellent fertiliser mAC.

    Down here I know many ppl who put the road kill (or Tilly kill) into a drum with liquid. Once it is all decomposed, the fertilising ability is unbelievble.

    I personally haven't tried it - yet.
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    Ummm, errrr, think I pass on that, packet stuff will do me fine.

    I am very pleased at how well she came when called though, Tilly that is.

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    I'm a wee bit surprised she didn't actually deliver it right to you, plonk it at her Leader's feet and say oh what a good girl am I?

    My animals always do that - wish they ruddy wouldn't!!!
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    She would of lost it to Gemma doing that.

    Mickey is still staring at the bin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    She would of lost it to Gemma doing that.

    Mickey is still staring at the bin.
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    Rabits aren't nocturnal, they're awake during the day. However, I'd suggest if it wasn't a standard ticked brown color it may not have been a while rabbit, but someones pet. Granted, it shouldn't be out and about, but I've only ever seen Aguti (sp?) wild bunnies.
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    Oh yes, this is definitely mainly domestic pet rabbit. Having had pet rabbits in the past I know the agouti colouring. Always didn't like them because they look like wild ones.

    Most of the rabbits that congregate on the neighbours lower grassed section which the dogs can look into have far too much white on them to be anything other than at least 1/2 domestic. They're the ones that you notice first because of the amount of white.

    I've seen this one often as you can't miss it, it's rather large, with lots of white on it.

    The next door neighbour says that the previous owners of our house had rabbits and wouldn't be surprised if a few escaped and joined in with the wild ones.

    Along the road I'll see the rabbits of a night, normally darting across the road or along the verge, but don't really see them out in the daytime.

    I'm really sorry if this is some ones pet, but what can I do? it came into a yard full of Whippets. I've had them right up on the top lawn near the house because the dogs get locked away at night. They can't get thru the fence it's mesh and I check daily for holes underneath, but they can come thru the gates quite easily as they are not fine mesh but farm gates.

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