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countryman

What a night

What a perfect night for a stroll with the lamp and a lurcher.
Makes me ashamed to look at the dogs faces in the kennel tonight, but a busy weekend of construction/destruction has left me knackered.
The moon may be a little big but its howling outside down here in Cornwall, maybe tommorow, until then, rabbits sleep easy.
gil

Either you've got different weather, or you're joking.
Gusts of over 50mph here, generally 30mph, and horizontal rain.
And moving southwards.
countryman

your weather sounds even better!
The rabbits that are out on a night like this are tucked up when out on the pasture, and providing you keep them up wind of yourself and the dog you can almost get close enough to pick them up yourself. Perfect conditions for filling the freezer.
countryman

This sort of weather can provide excellent returns in fact Very Happy
gil

A good night's haul. Nice one. Worth going out for.
Probably more bunnies than there are in total round here - it's become rabbit desert in the last couple of years.
I would be lucky to get one or two this year.
Penny Outskirts

What a lovely lurcher Very Happy
frewen

Butcher's dozen eh Cool
mihto

I keep thinking of Watership Down.....
countryman

I keep thinking of bunny burgers on the barbecue next summer Laughing
mihto

We do not have wild rabbits here. I love to eat them as well, but they are hard to come by. As a student we did some testing on lab animals and we were then allowed to take them home for eating. In Australia I had some sensational meals and I would love to have another go.

But I still think of Watership Down
sean

mihto wrote:


But I still think of Watership Down


They have a huge battle culminating in a single combat to the death don't they? (In the book anyway, never saw the film which I imagine was fluffier.)
mihto

sean wrote:
mihto wrote:


But I still think of Watership Down


They have a huge battle culminating in a single combat to the death don't they? (In the book anyway, never saw the film which I imagine was fluffier.)


Oh, but you should read the book. When my boys were little we read it aloud over and over again. There are several combats where some rabbits die and some survive. The book is very funny, and though children and adults laugh at the same time, we can see the double meaning where the children see the surface. The ending is lovely and always left me in tears.

Never saw the film either. Watership Down deserves better.
sean

I did read the book. Quite a few times, just not recently. His follow up about the dogs that escaped from a laboratory was rubbish though.
sean

And you should read 'The Phantom Tollbooth' by Norton Juster if you haven't. Best book ever.
mihto

sean wrote:
I did read the book. Quite a few times, just not recently. His follow up about the dogs that escaped from a laboratory was rubbish though.


The Plague Dogs, if i remember right. Totally agree. Richard Adams is not always great, but Watership Down will be remembered as a classic and hopefully read by many generations of children.
mihto

sean wrote:
And you should read 'The Phantom Tollbooth' by Norton Juster if you haven't. Best book ever.


I'll see what I can do. Seems Amazon has an answer to every need!
Jamanda

I never actually finished reading Watership Down because the dog ate it.
vegplot

Countryman & BrownBear - you're needed here...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7824153.stm
yummersetter

On Saturday night in Somerset the moonlight was so bright that you could see everything in (muted) colour, even the reds. I watched out of the window for ages waiting for the animal with glowing eyes in the holly to reveal itself, till I realized it was a solar light blown over by a gale just emitting a glimmer.
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