Shortage of rabbits........?
Posted 26 February 2008 - 02:10 pm
Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:18 pm
Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:27 pm
Although many areas I look after are quite low on numbers due to myxy. I do still have areas where myxy has had little or no effect on the population. Even though the rabbits are living together in huge numbers, the desease just dosent do what it used to. And Ill only find odd ones effected and then, usually not that badly.
Has everyone noticed the shortage of rabbits this season due to the massive outbreak of mxyamatosis.
Our area has been decimated, the worst for many years around here.
I was wondering if other areas (apart from here in the Midlands) had also been badly hit?
Notably though, all of the areas in which the rabbits seem relatively immune, they exist in huge numbers.
Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:42 pm
Posted 27 February 2008 - 08:01 pm
Also like to add, im from up Northumberland. And we've been getting younguns since mid Jan aswell. Nothing unusual in that these days though!!
Seeing a few signs of mxy around, not bad though...still plenty of rabbits in certain areas, but lots are quite lamp shy.... was out today and bolted a few youngsters...theres no stopping them.. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
Flippin ek Ian that is early, I can't recall ever seeing young in January before around my patch!
Might be wet, but in principle its mild and food is about...so recipe for early breeding AND Mixxy...Hey Ho, another year dawns!
Interesing though, as I picked up my first new bit of land for 2008 yesterday, and walking it with the owner it was full of "tame" bunnies and they were very frisky, no sign of mixxy. She wants them dealt with but has also lost 18 of her 20 chickens in the last 10 days so looks like fun at this place (got to leave the deer alone though)!
Posted 27 February 2008 - 08:06 pm
Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:06 am
I would guess so. As the bunnies up the fells here havent bred yet, just those on the low ground.
i havent noticed any young in our rabbits here yet!! but its maybe because of our lower tempertures up here , yes no ????
Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:08 pm
Posted 05 March 2008 - 08:01 am
Posted 29 August 2008 - 07:29 pm
And i am in york, maybe people are beating you to the kills.
Posted 29 August 2008 - 08:03 pm
Edited by sureshot, 29 August 2008 - 08:03 pm.
Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:15 pm
Haven't caught (or seen) many young ones the last few weeks. Cheers, D.
Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:25 pm
Posted 30 August 2008 - 10:25 am
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