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Thread: The odd one out?

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    The odd one out?

    I drove down the road and photographed a number of rabbits on the side of the road.... blah blah blah

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    I have put a collection of them in the above photo.

    White rabbit, I don't know much about them, a lady I was talking to said it might have been someone's pet rabbit. I drove back there later on another day to photograph the white rabbit again but it was gone. Someone told me that they thought that a cat might have got it?

    Ps I think that I have seen them in the past down in the South Island during winter?

    Does any one know much about feral white rabbits?

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    Could be white, it may of been a pet at some stage. Cant see why you cant have a white wild rabbit tho

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    I'm no expert by far but I think "NZ white" were bred to be farmed as a meat rabbit. But yeah that thing doesn't exactly look like it had to run for it's life, or it's food.

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    The white one is an ex pet. The left hand one is not a rabbit its a hare. The right one is a rabbit. The higher the density of rabbits, the more weird colours you get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by video hunter View Post
    I drove down the road and photographed a number of rabbits on the side of the road.... blah blah blah

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    I have put a collection of them in the above photo.

    White rabbit, I don't know much about them, a lady I was talking to said it might have been someone's pet rabbit. I drove back there later on another day to photograph the white rabbit again but it was gone. Someone told me that they thought that a cat might have got it?

    Ps I think that I have seen them in the past down in the South Island during winter?

    Does any one know much about feral white rabbits?
    never seen a white wild one --dont see why not- some years ago in Gisborne in suburb near my brother guy had dozens of tame rabbits and would let them out for some free grazing along street - walk out of bros house and dozens all along the grass verges and hopping around peoples lawns -all colours and sizes - 600 meters and more from the guys house - local council did eventually do something but took weeks - must have been up to 50

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    nah..he has weirdly coloured rabbits that almost look like hares,gingerness.
    we get all sorts in mackenzie country...brown with some white is not uncommon
    I tell you what is uncommon and Ive seen 4 of them now within 10kms of each other is white hares...not like the ones in my beard either....
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    Remember as a kid shooting my first black rabbit. It was deemed good luck back then. IIRC I cured the skin with kero and backing soda and it lasted for years.
    Now blacks seem quite common, well in my neck of the woods at any rate.
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    we used to shoot the odd ginger one too...like caramel instant pudding colour,often with bits of white on them. they stand out well in spotlight lol
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    The white one is an escapee, It is a "rex' type domestic, bred for its soft fur for toys and garments etc. Lower meat production than the NZ white, which is a meat breed, and has a coarser coat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XR500 View Post
    The white one is an ex pet. The left hand one is not a rabbit its a hare. The right one is a rabbit. The higher the density of rabbits, the more weird colours you get.
    Not a hare...
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    Few yrs ago have seen 3 white hares in different parts of the Mc Kenzie,shot one.Didnt shoot the other 2, let them bread a bit of colour.Have seen 2 white rabbits,lots of black rabbits.Havent seen a black hare tho,he the missing puzzle. Years ago there were that many rabbits around Twizel,you could drive the canels and count up to 16-17 black rabbits in one tour.The paddocks were just moving in rabbits.Thousands n Thousands of them.One 30degree corner paddock,we just heard them into the corner n knock 200 or 300 on the head.From the corner rabbits back towards you about 4mtrs and as high as the rabbit proof netting.We just try kill the younger rabbits for eating g n cat food.Behind you in the area you walked over there were thousands running away behind you.
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    I shot this white hare
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    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
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    Got a few black rabbits and a white one,O'Rourkes taxidermy stuffed a black hare.Think this white rabbit one must of been bred with the ferals but I stuffed it anyway.
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    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

    tps://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20180505T00&p0=264&msg=Dundees+Countdo wn+to+Gamebird+Season+2018&font=cursive

 

 

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