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What’s Up Doc?


Today’s prompt…

A rabbit plague 😦

Friends from all over the country tell me they have the same problem and we saw these bait stations at Mt Korong, near Inglewood, on the weekend. Sorry Bugs, Jessica and Easter, your kith and kin are taking over and drastic measures are necessary!


Comments on: "What’s Up Doc?" (7)

  1. Did you know it is illegal to keep rabbits in Queensland? A friend of mine there wants to get a couple for her kids but isn’t willing to pay the fine – $30,00 I think!
    They certainly breed up quickly when conditions are right, and the viruses have faded out now. So, it looks like as many bunnies as possible in the cooking pot. πŸ™‚

    • The cooking pot would be the ideal solution, especially as it would also help food budgets. I was amazed to see rabbits in the meat section last year for $25! I think because we need good gun control rules, it makes it difficult for the average person to be bothered keeping a gun, ferrets are not for everyone and traps inhumane. Ours are getting so tame/cheeky they hardly move when we go outside now, so perhaps it won’t be long and we’ll be able to just pick them up!
      I didn’t realise it was illegal to keep rabbits in Queensland. My kids did have a couple of pet rabbits years ago but Guinea Pigs were much more fun and easier to keep. {they multiplied rather quickly, too πŸ™‚ } I’d definitely recommend Guinea Pigs πŸ™‚

  2. After seeing the photo of the two rabbits taking their ease under your water tank, I agree, you must take desperate measures to taking over the whole property. It’s amazing how quickly they breed up.

    • My cat Bailey used to catch them and bring them home a couple of years ago but now we have a lot more people moving in on nearby properties and I worry he’ll be mistaken for a fox (he’s ginger with a long fluffy tail). He used to bring them back to the shed to play with and I always released them. Now, I realise I should have been like singing ‘We’re goin’ to have roast rabbit…’ πŸ™‚
      They certainly breed quickly. We had cute tiny babies not so long ago and now so many big ones and, of course, the cycle goes on!

  3. A very wise move, Lancer! Rabbits are rodents, and so very destructive!

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