Run, Rabbit, Run

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Someone must have put a package of Viagra in the briar patch. Bunnies are everywhere this year. Talking about the Eastern cottontail. Everytime you look out the window, there are bunnies. It's a plague. Even the fat, lazy, neutered, elderly cat was able to catch four or five of them this spring. They don't really do any harm. They're not bothering any of the old lady's flowers. The only crops they've ever attacked were certain types of lettuce and I stopped growing lettuce many years ago.
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Do rabbits really need Viagra? --S.
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Only if their arteries are closing.
Bill
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Way Back Jack said:

The cute little bastards are methodically working their way through my asters and balloon flowers. And my fancy orange coneflower has dissappeared!
Should have broken out the Liquid Fence a little earlier.
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On May 31, 7:40 am, snipped-for-privacy@Home.org (Way Back Jack) wrote:

Coyotes kept our Alabama local population down for many years but this year I'm seeing cottontails all over the place. Guess they're breeding faster than the coyotes can catch them.
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(Way Back Jack) wrote:

Coyotes kept our Alabama local population down for many years but this year I'm seeing cottontails all over the place. Guess they're breeding faster than the coyotes can catch them.
That's a fact, I have seen more rabbits and young squirrels this year than I can ever remember.
basilisk
in the middle of AL
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Probably due to Al Gore messing with the weather.
KC also in the middle of AL
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wrote:

Probably due to Al Gore messing with the weather.
KC also in the middle of AL
I'm about 20 miles south of Tuscaloosa, glad to hear there are neighbors about.
basilisk
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wrote:

Used to vacation in Baldwin county every year until the hurricane took out the state park pier. Steve
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wrote:

frederick in '78. It's hard to imagine the past beauty of the lower end looking at it now. It is still a nice place to visit.
basilisk
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I'm about 50 miles south of you.
KC
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(Way Back Jack) wrote:

Coyotes kept our Alabama local population down for many years but this year I'm seeing cottontails all over the place. Guess they're breeding faster than the coyotes can catch them. _________________
I've often been criticized for allowing my female cat to have kittens now and then, by people who are concerned that domestic cats are a danger to the local wildlife. I hear stories about how cats sometimes kill rabbits, and how terrible this is for the poor little rabbits. I think there are certain cases where a couple of hungry outdoor cats could actually help, and this situation would be one of them. --S.
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I agree. But wildlife follows a food chain, and the cat that catches a rabbit is itself a favorite catch for the coyote. I believe it all balances out in the end unless man intervenes and tips the scale.
KC
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wrote:

I agree. But wildlife follows a food chain, and the cat that catches a rabbit is itself a favorite catch for the coyote. I believe it all balances out in the end unless man intervenes and tips the scale. _________________
Yeah. That's why we take care of our pets, but accept that sometimes they will not have the same lifespan as pets who are inside all their lives. With freedom comes reality. --S.
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On Thu, 4 Jun 2009 21:04:10 -0600, "Suzanne D."

As has been proven by every human/animal intervention. From deer to trout, if we put our hands on it, "it" fails. What an astoundingly conceited species we are.
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wrote:

How do you know what I put my hands on? That was supposed to be classified! :-p
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forth:

"I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet."
Agent Smith
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I know someone who actually believes that the mass extermination of bugs through pesticides is perfectly harmless for the planet and won't do any damage in the long term, because humans created the pesticides and humans are a part of nature, and therefore, pesticides are a natural means of getting rid of bugs. --S.
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On Fri, 5 Jun 2009 02:27:43 -0600, "Suzanne D."

Well, this makes perfect sense. By that logic gunshot victims die a "natural" death; lead being natural and all.
BTW, what district does this acquaintance of your's represent in Congress? ;-)
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