We’ve gotten real flash at Kill That Rabbit LTD, we now have a maternity wing at camp. Fly is on the left with a litter of little rabbiting dogs at foot, Jess is on the right expecting a litter later this month.
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A whole bunch of cuteness
Fly’s had pups! Very cute pups they are as well, Levi the whippet is the father……. not that he cares 😀 Both the parents are such good natured dogs and great hunters of the rabbits these should be real crackers!
The second person to see them was all over the runt, half a tail and half the size of the rest. I normally keep the runt of the litter myself but she was so all over him/her (I haven’t checked yet) I might cave. To soft….
Dingo, Wolf’s pup is into the rabbiting already! 12 weeks old and loving those Otago rabbits.
It seems playing is way more fun for some today instead of rabbiting. Well ok, it is the end of the day and we’re in Queenstown waiting on the ferret to come out.
This wee cute
This wee cute (Dingo) had her first day at work rabbiting today, well ok, she slept in the Ute. But she came for a drive to Wanaka while we killed rabbits!
And here’s a picture of mother and daughter.
A solid night shooting rabbits with the thermal the other night at Hawea Flat, Otago. Back in a day or two to see what else we can shoot….
And while we’re here a better photo of Dingo the pup
Well there is a lot going on in the rabbiters life at the moment including lots of rabbits to be dealt to around Otago. In fact it seems to be the same story in many parts of New Zealand! Rabbits everywhere I go (And a few Wallabies around the place as well) plus all the rabbits in other areas people are telling me about.
Got the new longnet going the other day, so nice having a good setup again. It just makes life easy.
Wolf had pups, the father is Arthur who is now with another rabbiter. She had 3 but one was born dead which was a shame, two wee girls survived. I’m keeping one and the last I heard the other is going to a neighbour which is cool. They got a couple of spare ferrets off us not long ago so this pup will round out their rabbiting team nicely. Their kids are young and all over this rabbiting gig.
The one we are keeping has been named Dingo.
Got the rabbit netting manufacturers down next week so the yarn up with them will be interesting, hopefully we can get some major improvements happening which is sounding really good. Fencing being the very first step in a good control plan it will be nice to get a better product to put up.
Just got the knew trailer painted last weekend, purpose built as it was taking me two trips to get to jobs, and of course two more to get home. You get over that real fast!
And here’s a few random pics just because…..
Feeding the rabbiting pack
This comes as a surprise to most people, but no the rabbiting dogs don’t live on rabbits for their dinner. Don’t get me wrong, they do love a feed of it. Especially at the moment as the snackpacks are here (very young rabbits) The dogs just grab and go!
The reason is very straight forward, they can’t live on them as they don’t contain enough fat. If you want to go on a crash diet then get into the rabbit meat but be warned, we can’t survive on it.
I started the dogs on Mighty Mix a few months ago and they are doing very well on it. We’re giving them the frozen concentrate, feeding the usual way for us which is into a bucket and help themselves whenever they want.
Wolf the little guts is the only one overweight but she’s just had a litter of pups so not to worried about that. For now.
They have also spent time on the nourish biscuits and did well on them. Was looking after a pigdog pack (What a pain in the arse they were) and managed to get them looking really good on the large dog biscuits and dogrolls. They were skin and bones when they got here and looked bloody good when they left.
Price wise it seems to be working out slightly cheaper, a bag of frozen lasting about 9 days. On the other brands I would go through two bags for the same time frame which equates to an absolute minimum of $120 IF you can get it on special, which often you can’t.
So far very happy with it. I must get a bag of the treats they have and see what the dogs think of them….
Yes I LOVE hard boiled eggs
This is probably all kinds of wrong, but an Otago rabbiter needs the food! These eggs, hard boiled, well, what more do you want? I’m running with Central Gold eggs because well, they taste so good! And a neighbour by not much. I do work on the KISS princeable. I do wonder how badly I screwed that spelling up 😂 but I digress…
How should you cook a boiled egg?
In a pot with hot water is good. So I slip a few in on top of the spuds, pull them out at the right time and job is done. Less pots to clean, that is a thing for me. No cook atm. (If your female yada yada do feel free to get in touch….)
Oh, the video attached is the easy way to cook eggs. 😂😁😁 (Now to work out attaching video)
The big dig
Not an unusual sight to see Jack with the black nut sack digging yet another rabbit out, this one is up Arrowtown way Central Otago.
Not long after this was filmed he started growling at any other dogs that came near, that means only one thing, he’s close! Sure enough within five minutes he had another notch on his belt, the old bastard has worn several belts out now 😂