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A terrier would be even better!
I hope that the Roman who decided to bring rabbits and large brown snails to England to feed his troops during the invasion died uncomfortably of obesity or such like and is now full of remorse!
Having just started to be invaded by the pesky bunny wabbits after 9 years, and having a garden full of herbasceous perennials that 95% are classed as wabbit food is making me hopping mad. Elmer fudd and I have a lot in common, but I intend to get my wabbit.
Homelovingirl31 wrote (see)
What are the symptoms of "myx"?
They tend to get eye infections from the virus making them almost blind. When you see wild Rabbits near people - as in people walking past - then that is normally a sign that myx is in the area. It kills them pretty quickly.
Trying to suffocate any animal by putting it in a bag in the bin is illegal. It should be humanely dispatched, or left alone.
It is a dreadful disease, and a shame on the human race for inventing it and introducing it. I didn't realise that it was much in evidence now - obviously I was wrong.
What I have noticed, though, is that with a return to a healthier population of rabbits in this neck of the woods, there are more buzzards than had been seen for many years. Clearly, the food chain has been re-established, to some degree, at least.
btw I recall a book by Russell Braddon called "The Year of the Angry Rabbit". He was an Australian author, who wrote this fictional work based on the problems of rabbits and of myxomatosis. I don't know if it's still in print or available - but worth reading if you do come across it. (It effectively highlights the unforeseen consequences of meddling with nature).