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Rabbits?
« on: December 21, 2021, 09:32:27 AM »
 Where’d my rabbits go? I counted 12 around the house Saturday evening. Now that it has gotten a bit colder I haven’t seen one since.

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2021, 09:37:18 AM »
Owl got 2

Coyotes got 5

Rest too scared to come out

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2021, 10:01:05 AM »
😂 That’ll ruin my plans! Wife says we’ve got too many…..they eat up her lupine in the spring. I was gonna shoot half of them this week. I haven’t had fried rabbit in ages. Saw a recipe for rabbit confit. Was gonna try that too ‘Celt I was gonna call it cottontail confit. 😁

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2021, 10:05:42 AM »
Where’d my rabbits go? I counted 12 around the house Saturday evening. Now that it has gotten a bit colder I haven’t seen one since.

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2021, 05:28:44 PM »
😂 I saw 4 right at dusk. Something has them addled. Lots of blackberry brambles on each side of house…I doubt critters got most of them. Time will tell. I may get my fried and confit rabbits yet!

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2022, 05:35:52 PM »
 They all disappeared during the snow….but they are back now! Saw 11 yesterday evening and 11 this evening! Time for a little harvest!

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2022, 06:32:53 PM »
I haven't seen a single one since I waged full war on the blackberries this summer.  We would have 2-3 in the back yard every morning and evening, sometimes more.  So, look for areas with blackberry vines which is probably not narrowing it down much.

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2022, 06:52:40 PM »
45 of them mysteriously disappeared from my yard the last 3 years.  I haven't seen one in 6 months.
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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2022, 08:49:18 PM »
45 of them mysteriously disappeared from my yard the last 3 years.  I haven't seen one in 6 months.

Set out a trail cam and see what is coming around?
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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2022, 09:27:58 PM »
45 of them mysteriously disappeared from my yard the last 3 years.  I haven't seen one in 6 months.

Set out a trail cam and see what is coming around?

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2022, 07:50:47 AM »
They were pretty much absent in the far east for a couple decades, showing up all over the place now

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2022, 08:00:55 AM »
 There still here. About a week ago they started back feeding in the yard. I counted 13 last evening. They were doing a good job of hiding there for a while. The snow we had revealed coyote tracks all over the hill but nothing else.

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2022, 07:18:00 PM »
 I culled 3 the other day and made confit with them. It was ok but next batch of culling I think I’ll just flour and pan fry. FYI confit got a light coating of oil (smoked pork fat) on everything in the kitchen. Black granite countertops needed a good cleaning after cooking that.

 


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