Tuesday, September 12, 2017

the harsh reality...














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12 comments:

remmij said...

ticks & combat?

Margery Bills said...

Inbred?

Deborah Hall said...

Anyway you can help get that off of the bunny?

MsBelinda said...

Those poor bunnies! :(

Margery Bills said...

Yes, those poor bunnies know there is something wrong with them.

Ronald Mahan said...

Definitely Ticks & probably some rabbit warfare or predation attempts by predators. Ticks that close to rabbit eyes are probably difficult for rabbits to paw off. Looks like those ticks are near maximum capacity. Hopefully the ticks will burst their bloated bodies & die!

Of course - if John had a rabbit trap he could possibly catch these rabbits because they love the food he provides. And then provide veterinary service to those pets needing his attention. Brings up the moral question - once you start feeding & watering "wild animals" and even using them in movies as character actors - are you also responsible for their medical needs?

Personally - I don't have a moral question - because at our camp we just provide water - and the animals remain wild and very afraid of humans. They also know we are predators - due to the fact - for two to four weeks of the year - we shoot and eat wild game. Rabbits seldom even come near our camp when we are in residence - because our Lab retrievers will try to catch & eat them - but normally fail - because they are too slow to catch those swift rabbits!

Cindy B. said...

Scratch's r probably from bunny's clawing at the ticks to get them off! Same as a dog does....

Deborah Hall said...

Thanks Ronald, I really don't know anything about ticks but like you said hopefully the ticks will burst their bloated bodies & die! I just love all the rabbit photos you share John.

John Wells said...

FYI - ticks do not burst and die. They simply drop off of their host when full.

Ronald Mahan said...

Maybe - John will find a chemical spray to rid his pet rabbits of their ticks- just as he is doing for his pet longhorn steer to keep flies from tormenting Ben. If he does not - maybe the rabbits will join the rabbit actors union & go on strike?

Annemarie Gerber said...

Harsh as it may sound but I am a huge believer to let nature be. Their immune systems should be able to cope with this infestation and if it doesn't then there is a reason. I've seen too many instances of human involvement with the right intention perhaps but with dire consequences further along. We don't understand the laws of nature just as equally as they don't understand ours. That't why they stay put and don't interfere in ours.

Teresa Elliott said...

Good.