Rabbit Season

Our neighbourhood is currently teaming with bunnies. I am not sure if there is an actual rabbit season, or of they just root like hammer and tong all year round, but you cannot go for a stroll without spotting dozens of them, as they eat lawns, shag and take fright, disappearing under houses and into bushes. There is of course one member of the family who is completely delighted at this turn of events…

Taken in his early years before he discovered his taste for rabbit. Click here to read about how my athleticism saved a baby bunny from certain death.

Rabbits were first introduced to our country via the First Fleet, who kept them for eating purposes. Of course, once landed, a few escaped and the rest, as they say, is history!

Some blood-thirsty toff called Thomas Austin released 24 rabbits onto his property in 1859 in Victoria, and was obviously a very bad shot, for it was these 24 that were considered to be the start of the current infestation.

Rabbits can breed at a rate that Michelle Duggar can only dream about.

In our neighbourhood we have the small, grey wild rabbits, and we also have the huge domestic rabbits which have escaped from their cages and have gone on to breed as well. These are the rabbits who will not run away from you. Currently, we have a situation where someone wants to find their rabbit….

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And someone wants you to come and remove your rabbit from their backyard.

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Have you not seen Watership Down people?

I think that there is an obvious solution to these two families problems, don’t you think?

I would love for a rabbit to make my backyard his home. Mr. Woog would not love a rabbit to take up residence in the backyard because of the deep love affair that he is having with his Spring garden. Chuy would be beside himself with glee if this was to occur! Stay away my furry friends. It is in your best interest.

Have you got bunnies in your neighbourhood.

If not, what have you got?