Meet Levi the bat eared whippet, not a year old yet and already a stunning rabbiter. God knows what he will be capable of by the time he’s two or three! I’m really looking forward to seeing him develop.
And yes, that is another whippet pup in the background, of course I’m keeping one!
Plus the kids talked me into keeping an extra from another litter, these are out of Patch by Jack with the black nutsack.
So much for cutting the dog numbers down, but there’s a few heading towards retirement age so need to get their replacements operational.
So as you can imagine it’s been kaos around here, two litters five days apart and of course lockdown has meant they have been here a lot longer than normal.
We have a litter of purebred whippet pups ready to go, details here
A very happy lurcher!
But she is moody at the moment. The full whippet has a litter of pups and Thunder keeps trying to mother them as well as being grumpy with the other dogs.
One extremely happy dog is Jack, beautiful day, dispatched some rabbits, found a hedgehog to kill and for the real kicker, found something really really nasty to roll in making himself smell wonderful.
We know that ferret is onto some and we’ll try and dig our way to it.
Time for a good yarn up since I haven’t posted for a bit… The rabbits have been busy! Even though the people around Otago haven’t noticed due to the massive amount of grass around they are there, now the grass is dying off all is being revealed which is a lot of rabbits. HAha, they fooled the people again.
If I’d had an offsider to take a photo the day I got this pic it would have been four fat bastards in a row! The art work just keeps coming,some very cool and some has me scratching my head.
The rabbits above were caught in a drop trap, very effective method if you have good fencing. The photo below is one days catch from two drop traps. 35 rabbits in that pic.
Had a young fella coming out a bit lately, he’s getting right into the swing of this rabbiting thing. Meet Angus.
And to wind this up a photo of Jo relaxing after yet another hard day at the office.
Why yes boss, there is rabbits in here. We’ll just sort that for you in a moment.
Three rabbiting dogs retired and away to new homes and another that hasn’t worked out as he keeps nailing ferrets, which is no use to us.
So Coffee, the best dog I’ve ever had for rabbits, Bolt who is another cracker and Pip. A solid workhorse who at five years old is really struggling phyiscally with the job now are all away to new homes along with Boy. A real shame I can’t get the ferret habit out of him as otherwise he was shaping into a real wee workhorse.
So now its time for the young dogs to step up to the plate and shine.
Man alive is there some rabbits around in Central Otago! But there is rabbits all over Otago as well, also hearing of build ups of rabbits happening in Southland.
This large early litters is a bit of a concern, the potential for a massive explosion of rabbits is right there.
Council both regional and district seem to be doing nothing about their own land which is causing its own issues for neighbours.
Evalynn has come up to give me a hand for September which is really handy.