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Today's dilemma.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by betty swollocks, 19 Sep 2007.

  1. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    I've just returned from a quick 30 mile blat round some country lanes.
    During my travels, I came across a rabbit sitting in the middle of the road. It made no attempt to scamper off when I went past on my bike, or when I stopped and approached it on foot. Its little nose was twitching and it appeared to look at me with clear, discharge-free eyes, but there were one or two telltale small bald patches where fur should have been.
    I suspect that it was in the early stages of myxomatosis.
    I picked it up and gently placed it in some long grass underneath a hedge. Did I do right, or should I have dispatched it?
     
  2. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    You should go and get checked by a vet immediatly:biggrin:
     
  3. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    I always dispatch them. If they're allowing you to pick them up, then they're in a bad way and have quite a bit of suffering before they die.
     
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    All the rabbit's I pass are missing fur somewhere. I think its the fighting they do other than the shaggin
     
  5. Frazer

    Frazer New Member


    How exactly would you go about 'dispatching' them though?
     
  6. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    A good dose of myxomatosis should do the trick.
     
  7. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    The best way to dispatch a rabbit in these circumstances is probably to dash it accross the back of it's cute little furry head with a chuffing great big rock. Once and with feeling. Don't cock about and go all sentimental and wind up giving it a headache, kill it first time.
     
  8. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I could never kill a rabbit...am I a wimp?
     
  9. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Not even if it had been responsible for the death of your family?
     
  10. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    how could a rabbit kill my family?
     
  11. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    did you not SEE Frank in Donnie Darko? :blush:
     
  12. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    You could've got it to read a transcript of one of Mister Pauls and bonjs 'discussions', it would have soon lost the will to live.
     
  13. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Gnaw through your t.v. cable and set the house on fire ??
     
  14. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I've finished them off before. It's easier in the car though, as you can just drive over the head, and it's more detached than hitting it with a rock.
     
  15. andyoxon

    andyoxon Veteran

    Nice. :blush: Do mixy rabs get picked off by predators - or are sick animals sensed and avoided...I wonder?