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    It's 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Check out this "wabbit". He lives out by my barn , not timid at all. I can
    walk up to him and he doesn't run , just casually hops a few feet away.
    Yesterday when I was mowing he sat under a tree and watched , then
    hopped out and started nibbling the fresh clippings.


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    Default Re: "What up , Doc?"

    Quote Originally Posted by x475 View Post
    Check out this "wabbit". He lives out by my barn , not timid at all. I can
    walk up to him and he doesn't run , just casually hops a few feet away.
    Yesterday when I was mowing he sat under a tree and watched , then
    hopped out and started nibbling the fresh clippings.


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    We have them everywhere here where I live. The only problem is they carry fleas very badly and those fleas carry plague and something called Tularemia. Can make our doggies very sick so we all have to keep flea repellent on our dogs here. My neighbor next door had a very sick dog a few years ago. It was Tularemia and I can say this dog has never been the same since even though he was treated by a vet. Sorry, I am ranting! It is just one more thing I have to worry about keeping my dogs away from. That and rattlers!

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    It's 5 o'clock somewhere

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    I never heard of Tularemia , looked it up and it's sometimes called rabbit fever. I had heard that term previously.
    It is somewhat rare , fortunately. The rabbit population in my neighborhood is down , while coyote sightings are
    becoming more frequent...couldn't be a connection there , right?

    Raccoons were a big nuisance here last year , lots of road kills , many farmers complaining about raccoons
    getting in barns and sheds. Those masked varmits can carry a lot of nasty diseases too,
    most notably rabies. I dispatched quite a few of them to that great raccoon resting place.

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    Default Re: "What up , Doc?"

    Quote Originally Posted by x475 View Post
    I never heard of Tularemia , looked it up and it's sometimes called rabbit fever. I had heard that term previously.
    It is somewhat rare , fortunately. The rabbit population in my neighborhood is down , while coyote sightings are
    becoming more frequent...couldn't be a connection there , right?

    Raccoons were a big nuisance here last year , lots of road kills , many farmers complaining about raccoons
    getting in barns and sheds. Those masked varmits can carry a lot of nasty diseases too,
    most notably rabies. I dispatched quite a few of them to that great raccoon resting place.
    I have hunted Bugs Bunny for many years. That pesky wabbit is a favorite meal with my hunting buddy and my late father. Cottontail rabbits and their cousin the Snowshoe hare are fine eating. During deer season the rule was....If you see a Snowshoe hare, forget about Bambi and take the hare. The meal was something my father enjoyed preparing. Quartered, breaded, and fried in a cast iron skillet the same day Mr. Wabbit was taken. Gravy made with the drippings. Sliced "new potatoes" (small reds from a can) for the gravy. Nothing better after a hard day of hunting to have that meal to sit down to.

    One thing I will mention is, if a rabbit was flea ridden, it was suspect for Tularemia. The animal was buried, rather that brought home for the table. The liver was another tell for Tularemia. I never found a liver with spots on it with the rabbits and hares I cleaned and prepared for dinner.

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    It's 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Default Re: "What up , Doc?"

    Mmm …. rabbit with baby reds and gravy...sounds good.

    I am , however somewhat surprised you didn't ask me the recipe for roadkill raccoons??

    It's the same as preparing a rabbit , you just cook it a hare longer.
    Last edited by x475; 05-17-2020 at 08:01 PM.

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