A friend of mine had suspected a raccoon or fox when she'd lost some chickens night after night from her coop area, so she set a large live trap. However, in the morning, she discovered it had actually been a large Great Horned Owl . . . which was now very pissed off. LOL
Over on this side of the country we just have black bears, so those aren't an issue either. They'll steal stuff off the porch and get in the trash, but that's about the extent of it.Sometimes it is hard to even be mad at them--I know it is hard to lose stock, but dang, it is part of living in rural areas to get to see some of these predators in the wild. I draw the line at bears and cougar. Don't eat my kids.
Attitude gets you nowhere! I have a scar on my arm from a doe, that I paid actual money for, who ended up making a lovely stew. Every time I look at the scar I remember again that there are too many nice bunnies to put up with mean ones.And that cute broken otter buck, he bit me, so he chose to be culled. =(
Pelt in freezer, going to try to save the feet.
I only feed organic pellets that I get from Azure Standard. I refuse to "knowingly" eat GMO's, and won't feed it to my buns. There have been many studies showing health issues, including fertility problems from feeding GMO's to animals. I fretted over the cost of that feed until lately. When you look at the prices of organic or even range raised meat (and the eventuality of MRNA vaxxed meat in our food supply), the cost of those pellets seem to get better. Non GMO, pesticide free and herbicide free manure for my organic garden is a big, big plus.Interesting to watch your reporting. I find for myself so much of the value of rabbits doesn't fit on a spread sheet. the bags of questionable composted "manure" (many of which have shown contaminated) I no longér buy pays for feed instead. The vegetables that grew better than ever with rabbit poo, even in a drought year. The weeds and garden trimmings, even corn stalks they turn into perfect useable fertilizer in one day instead of me spending a year turning compost piles (saved hard labor) health benefits of high protein, low cholesterol meat. ( Counting $2 a # not nearly enough). The value of exercise, entertainment, education , and genuine joy of interacting with my colonies, priceless....
is that a monkey?Everyone is a little witchy today! But no one else bruised or broke skin, so I didn't cull them.
Moved Obscure to cull cage.
Removed Rusty to have a chat with her about attitude and posed her again.
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Something must be freaking everyone out....
Reintroduced Zelda to the rest of the girls. Pretty good representation of my life. Lol
And the other dog fled! Total chaos.
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