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Bad news Outbreak...

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by rabbitwrecker, May 9, 2018.

  1. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Out again this afternoon with the 99s and a fresh batch of Jumbo RS. Spotted this good-sized buck and dropped him cleanly from under 10 yards. Puppy made the retrieve, but I was dismayed to see said bunny showing obvious signs of Myxy - didn't think he looked quite right through the scope. Not happy, this is the third infected one that I've encountered recently. Left him in the middle of the meadow for the fox/buzzards, (after the obligatory tree picture)...
     
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    rizla1 The welsh shepherd.

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    Sad to see them like that, lucky not had any around by me for few years now
     
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    There's been a few posts lately of Rabbits with Myxy, is it on the increase..

    Ray
     
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    bigal Jedi.

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    Sorry to hear, that didn't look that bad, state I see them in when I find it on them. May have lived if the hunting gang not had it. Al
     
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    hughlle Very Active

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    All the more reason to live up to your username and try and nip it in the bud if that's even possible.
     
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    robs5230 If it's a springer, it will be oversprung

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    Shame that RW. I got it bad here. All the rabbits I've shot in the last month have had it, some to a real far gone state.
    Bloody wet weather
     
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    Issac Post Whore

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    It's awful, I hate to see it. Best to shoot them.
     
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  8. Mortimer

    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    Bad news after your rabbit famine over the past year. If any appear on my ground I'd feel like inoculating them.:)
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Starting to see a theme with posts about this lately:(
     
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    Pellet pinger Donator

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    Sad to see, I never leave a shot mitsy rabbit at my perms, I always bag them and dump them in a waste bin on the way home. Whether it makes any difference or not I don’t know.
     
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    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Not a bad idea. Whether or not it makes a difference, I couldn't say, but it can hardly make matters worse. I did leave it a good 100-150 yards from the warren and the scavengers will have had it away by morning...
     
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    brian747 Engaging Member

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    i have had a bit of mixy on one my shoots its a nasty thing to see and a cruel
    suffering to the rabbits .
    atb brian
     
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    I had a bag of 21 last weekend. Only 1 had mix. It's a horrible disease.
    I shoot any that have it.

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    First signs of it here over the weekend too but total bunny numbers are well up from last few years
     
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    So what are the early signs of mixy. Only ever seen late stages where it well far gone
     
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    Put cleanly out of its misery RW:up:, off OP but my brother who's six years older than me, when he was six or seven he went to a boys camp, where they were given wooden clubs to kill rabbits with myxy, he couldn't do it but said they squealed like a kids.
     
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    The early stages are they basically look OK as wabbits go
    Quite alert and aware but the eyes, or just one, had a creamy discharge like conjunctivitis
    That's the start.
     
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    It's that time of year when I generally see a couple with mixy but I've not seen any this year anywhere.
     
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    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Normally rare here - not seen this many in years...
     
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    At least poor bunny is out of his misery. A big droooooooool over that lovely tree being held up by a Hermann the German.:up:
     
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