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oor wullie

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Strathnairn
« on: December 07, 2018, 06:34:01 am »
I saw a rabbit the other day which got me thinking, it's been about 2 years since I last saw a rabbit.  There used to be plenty around here but now they are nearly completely gone, possibly due to a disease called RHD.

Is it the same with everyone else or are rabbits still common in your area?
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  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Gower
Re: Rabbits
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 06:51:41 am »
we had some youngsters in the summer, but they're the only ones I've seen this year.


  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Rabbits
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 07:19:36 am »
We are still overrun with them.  Ours have liver fluke and are a right pest.


  • Joined Dec 2012
Re: Rabbits
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 09:13:07 am »
Not a common sight in North Lincolnshire these days either. Apart from the little bugger that's eating me brassicas. :rant:


  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Rabbits
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 11:54:12 am »
Plenty in Norfolk. I'll give them a map and point them North!!


  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
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Re: Rabbits
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 01:17:23 pm »
Lots here in West Suffolk too. Hares seem to be increasing locally as well despite a recent news story of a disease they seem to be catching elsewhere in Suffolk and Norfolk.


  • Joined Nov 2010
  • Near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Re: Rabbits
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 09:47:43 am »
Very few here in North Nottinghamshire.  Saw one in the garden in the summer, but have never seen any in the fields in 11 years.


  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Rabbits
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 09:17:00 pm »
I never saw any here until the coal trains stopped running to Longannet power station - over the summer they have raided my flower and vegetable beds. Damned nuisancees - but at least the noise pollution is gone - for the moment - till they start building electric trains up there  :innocent:
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  • Joined Jul 2016
Re: Rabbits
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2018, 12:03:22 pm »
I work on an industrial estate and there are loads because there are no predators around there apart from the odd lorry.



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