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She caught a bunny!

erinburyk
December 10th, 2003, 12:04 PM
I let our 1-year old Golden (Luci) out last night to pee before we went to bed. While I was washing up, I heard a loud thunk on the deck outside. It had just snowed and was a bit icy, so I was worried Luci had slipped and hurt herself. I opened the back door and called to her. She was down under the deck somewhere (I could hear her, but not see her), and she wasn't responding to my call.

I was just about to go down and make sure she was ok, when she darted out from under the deck and ran to the dark depths of the backyard. She had something in her mouth, but I couldn't tell what it was. She layed down in the dark back corner of the yard, and wouldn't come when I called her.

I got a flashlight and shoes, and went out back to find out what she had. She came prancing up to me shaking a dead bush bunny in her mouth. :( I immediately went back inside and called my husband to come dispose of it, as I didn't think I could stomach it.

We managed to get Luci to drop the bunny on the grass outside, and she came inside when bribed with a treat. The poor girl was quite disappointed that she wasn't allowed back outside to play with her new "friend". She kept pacing back and forth in front of the door for about 20 minutes. Finally she settled down and we were able to go to bed.

Winnipeg has a huge bunny over-population, so we see them around a lot. This was the second time she's chased one in our yard (they get in under the fence), but it was the first time she had caught one. Poor little bunny. :(

mona_b
December 10th, 2003, 03:11 PM
AWWWW.Poor Luci found a "friend" then killed it.Well if there are many bunnies where you are then I am sure she will have many more "friends":D ....Have your shoes and flashlight handy.Hehehe.Thanks for sharing that with us.:) .And I do hope Luci is up to date on her shots.

Luba
December 10th, 2003, 03:12 PM
Send me some of your bunnies!!!

erinburyk
December 11th, 2003, 04:07 PM
Yes, we have an over-abundance of bush bunnies in our city. It's mostly due to the fact they have no predators (cats are required to stay indoors in our city). I hate seeing all the bunny road kill. :(

Luci is up to date on all her shots. :)

Luba
December 11th, 2003, 06:05 PM
Ya it's funny you can increase a population to take care of another then you have an influx of 'that' population.


So I guess they've tried Coyote's and Fox's?

Austrailia had the same troubles, as Bunny's aren't native there I heard they had pandemic of them so to speak.

melanie
January 6th, 2004, 04:30 PM
just to note, i live in australia and bunnies are a pain here and every now and then reach plague proportions (they were introduced here as a meat product and a biological control), over here they poision them using carrots-BIG PROBLEM- my girl is a desperate carrot freak and loves all veges but especially carrots and broccoli. So we always look out for warning signs for poision (which is a legal requirement here), we just keep a good look out, and i'm just wondering if eating a poision bunny can hurt the dog, in most native carniverous species they often get sick eating poisioned animals and the poision can become more concentrated as it travels up the food chain (i know this is relative to carniverous bird species). so check out poisioning regimes in your area for the bunnies, and ask the vet about poisioning.