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What's The Chances ?...

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by TORNADOS7, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Pro Poster

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    Right then chaps, drove past a paddock on the way out of town tonight and noted that said paddock had 3 or 4 horses out grazing and in amongst their feet (hooves ?) was quite a large population of bunnies, now, the paddock in question belongs to a local veterinary surgery and one with which we do business when our 2 cats need tending to, anyhoo, the question I need answering is 'realistically' what do you reckon the chances of getting permission to thin the boingers out are ?...

    I'm thinking "boe diddly squat" what with them being animal lovers n'all...

    Wadda you lot reckon, risk it for a biscuit 'or' don't even waste my breath ?...
     
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    I would risk it mate you never know best case new permission worst case say no and vet bills go up
     
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    robs5230 леший

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    Mention you'd seen the bunnies in with the horses and ask if he knew.
    Tell him a friend up country had had to have her horse put to sleep when it broke a leg in a rabbit hole and you wondered whether he needed the rabbits thinning out a little

    Vets aren't daft. They know the value of nags
     
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    I'd say not a snowballs chance but they can only say yeah or no.
    What's to lose in asking
     
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    Why not, nothing ventured.......give it a go.
     
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    If you don’t ask you won’t know! You would kick yourself if in a few weeks time someone else was thinning them out , they can only say No
     
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    ‘Get in there like swim wear ‘ as we say up north
     
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  8. 2506sendero

    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    Go for it, this is exactly how i got the 1st permission for my LR.
    Tree huggers or not, people with expensive horses don't like bunnies on their land, or the corresponding veterinary bills.
     
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    Yeah, the thought that they might well be desperate for someone to thin them out but were possibly struggling to find a suitable candidate had crossed my mind...

    Apart from one or two locals known to me I personally don't know of any other airgunners in the immediate vacinity, most of the shooters I know are using shotguns or HMR etc...

    Might be worth a punt, could always write a letter giving contact details and hand it in at reception...

    Nowt ventured, nowt gained I spose...
     
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    Pugwash Post apocalypse

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    I would think the downside for him would be that if it is somewhere you can see when driving buy, that if some of his customers bring their pet bunnies in when they have the sniffles, they may take exception if they see and go elsewhere and we all know how vets don’t like to put the opportunity to make a penny or two at risk.
     
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  11. TORNADOS7

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    Yes, that had crossed my mind too, the paddock is plainly visible from the road as you drive past 'although' you'd need to really take notice as you drove past as it's just outside the 30 zone so everyone is speeding up by then, the paddock is probably about 40-45yds wide by about 150yds long and is ring fenced for its entirety with a rather large conifer hedge on one side which looks to be more than capable of concealing someone from preying eyes, even fat ole me... :D
     
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    Go for it some of my permissions are paddocks with horses grazing. The lady of one of them told me they had to wait 2hrs for a vet to come after a horse with a compound fracture had to be put to sleep after it's leg went into a rabbit hole.
     
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    I'd just stick to the facts, knock on the door & mention you noticed they have both horses & rabbits, you control rabbits for other horse owners incase they break a leg, would they like your free services?
    It's worth a go, they might say yes.
     
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    Ive just bagged a perm tonight, on a vets paddock in devon...

    Only joking.

    Ask away you cant lose really... say anything shot will be eaten or fed to working animals.

    CC
     
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    And tell him that should such a terrible thing happen and any are only wounded you’ll bring them in for surgery so he can give you a big fat bill.
    You’ll definitely get it then especially if you can convince him you’re a crap shot.
     
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  16. TORNADOS7

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    Yeah, got a local chap (pensioner) who'll take the rabbits off my hands, his missus died a few years back so is on his own now, they'll keep him fed at least... :thumb:
     
  17. Josh K

    Josh K Not enough range time....

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    Nothing to lose by asking. If they say no then start looking for a new vet to take your animals to as your bills will be going up :laff:
     
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    metalman Keyboard Hero

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    Have you got Insurance?
     
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  19. TORNADOS7

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    Yup, have to for the golf course I work at... :thumb:
     
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    If it were me, I'd start by asking if the rabbits in the paddock were a concern. If they say "no", then leave it at that, if they say "yes", go with the next question.
     

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