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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:40 pm    Post subject: Myxomatosis Reply with quote

I went for a stroll around the lawn earlier today and noticed a wild rabbit happily munching away. He didnt take any notice of me even as I approached and when I landed two stones beside him and he didn't flinch. My curiosity in this brave rabbit was aroused and as I crept up to him ( I'm not renowned for stealth Laughing ) I realised he was almost totally blind, both eyes inflamed and puss running out of them. Damn myxomatosis, has anyone else noticed much of this I thought it was more or less eradicated or does it come in waves ?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Myxomatosis Reply with quote

Apparently some rabbits develop [or inherit?] immunity while others don't. It may vary from place to place. ALL the rabbits in this part of Essex are healthy, but up ijn Yorkshire they find myxy. Rabbits are NOT a gardeners friend though.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well they caused a few problems for me this year but mainly coz the wire around my garden wasn't sufficient to keep the critters out, however I wouldn't wish mixy on them just because they go with their instincts. Who wouldn't avail of a free meal if tis under their nose Laughing
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