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Well that came around fast

It seems us rabbiters have been busy enough, the year is about smoked already and I’ve been very slack on here.

So here’s a photo of the current load of pups on the ground, and wee crackers they are too! I’m going to give this litter away because Xmas and times are tough for some. Hopefully they make some kids very happy.

They are out of Gilmore by Honey.

Rabbit Tally

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….

Nightshooting tally

And while we’re here a better photo of Dingo the pup

Dingo the Wolf pup

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 😂

Jack digging another rabbit out

Bit of a sad week

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.

Early breeding rabbits and pups

It seems we are into a bumper season for the rabbits as they have started very early, here we are at the start of July and we are already digging nests up and seeing young rabbits. A litter of eight was found two weeks ago and everything is heavily pregnant or has already dropped.

These were got last week, very well developed rabbits for this time of year.

 

We also have a litter of puppies on the ground and ready to go!  Knowing the parentage these should be great rabbiters.   They’ve just come home after being rared by a young lass,  it makes for such better dogs when kids are around as they handle them so much, where as adults are always a bit busy….

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