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#61 bumble

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 06:11 pm

its it true that rabbits can get over mixy and if they do there dont get it again and ever do there offspring


Myxomatosis is a virus. Viruses mutate so nothing can build an imunity to them. Bit like colds really. You can have a series of them, but its just the same one which has mutated so the imunity that built up with the previous one is no longer effective.

#62 thepriest

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:40 pm

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?


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It`s been no good this year all the rabbits have gone on holiday all the cosavons are pinching them along with swans ....................nope myxi has destroyed them http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
Maybe the polish have started Taking them as well as the fish

#63 McSparkie

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:55 pm

Only got my gun this summer (so have been paying special attention), but there seems to be a lot less this year (in south Wales).
Haven't seen any mixi though. Loads of foxes and buzzards though, so they must be finding them.

#64 Michael lomax

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:46 am

north east went out got 7 & 4 had mixi

#65 rowza

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:09 pm

Last nite got a few seen more than 50 in about 3 hours soo ??

#66 country-kid

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:34 pm

around me in west cumbria there's nothing much about but are starting to develop again! however when i seem to go out the county i see loads of rabbits off main roads just sitting there by hedges! wish it was the same round here!

#67 ROB.BOB

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:26 am

ho shortage in the borders... still pleanty that need dealt with :hunter:

#68 country-kid

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 01:55 pm

starting to grow back now!! more knocking about! FUN FUN FUN

#69 the Verminator

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:33 pm

the golf course i shoot still aint recovered but most other places have, theyll come back at some point

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 02:02 pm

Been absolutely dreadful here in S.Wales http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... I'm really struggling to get numbers this season, myxi everywhere http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

fine with me in bridgend big numbers

#71 Sexy_Shot

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:46 pm

yep two of my 10 permissions are bladdered with mixi, both of them up in the wirral, so far so good for my welsh permission,

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:23 pm

Been absolutely dreadful here in S.Wales http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... I'm really struggling to get numbers this season, myxi everywhere http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Hi I was wundering if you knew for anywhere near merthyrtydfil good for starting a young lurcher on rabbits as mixy killed basicly everything in merthyr as far as I know

thanks for any info

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 11:26 am

:wallbash: Well this mixy has hit us falconers, trapper's and ferret's hard this year and that figure of around 40m bunny's in this country had dropet alot in number's, ie hampshire as i was talking to the snareman at pesttec and he has not seen the number of bunny's and that is the some down on the south coast and if we did it had mixy but then longdog13 and he is up around the medway, kent area and has not had 1 problem.

So finger's crossed all you hunter's that have had a big problem this year to a great hunt and return of are missing bunny's next year.

And just a Quike one they are now showing sing's that some are starting to build up a amume to mixy, so let's hope that is the case :boogie:

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:11 pm

http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... Well this mixy has hit us falconers, trapper's and ferret's hard this year and that figure of around 40m bunny's in this country had dropet alot in number's, ie hampshire as i was talking to the snareman at pesttec and he has not seen the number of bunny's and that is the some down on the south coast and if we did it had mixy but then longdog13 and he is up around the medway, kent area and has not had 1 problem.

So finger's crossed all you hunter's that have had a big problem this year to a great hunt and return of are missing bunny's next year.

And just a Quike one they are now showing sing's that some are starting to build up a amume to mixy, so let's hope that is the case http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Well Take Care All
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Mixxy is horrible and I have no time for it whatsoever, but immunity is something for the scientists!

As for hoping they will all return next year :hmm: :hmm: lets get it straight...anyone at Pest Ex..Do I assume that is what you meant, wants rabbit removed or at best controlled!!

If you are a "sportsman" and want some "fun" then you obviously want some quarry, I am a Game and Vermin controller, as are most at Pest Ex and I am paid to get rid of them!!

We come at this from completely different angles, too many forget this!! :thumbs:

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 07:09 pm

round my area is kk there is loads of rabbits on one of my permissions


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