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I'm wondering if this is the high-number year for rabbits.  I'm seeing them everywhere in the neighborhoods and I've seen more than usual in the mountians, too, Including one snowshoe hare.

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I'm wondering if this is the high-number year for rabbits.  I'm seeing them everywhere in the neighborhoods and I've seen more than usual in the mountians, too, Including one snowshoe hare.

You guys seeing lots of rabbits and/or hares?

Yeah, too many rabbits and not enough coyotes to eat them. But I'm not sure if there are more this year or not. There's always a few in my yard.

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It's because the wolves ate the elk, who were previously limiting the rabbit food supply.
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Mmmmmmmmmm ........ tasty rabbit. Yum  :)

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Just snowshoe hares up here in central BC ... but yeah, we are seeing them like crazy up here this year!

Odd that we haven't seen a lynx in quite awhile. Hopefully that will change soon!


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Need more coyotes!

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No shortage of coyotes in the Hoosier NF, but a bumper crop of squirrels, coons, and rabbits, plenty of bugs too. I'm seeing bats, but not as many as I would like. Based on how much hay the farmers have been cutting, I'd blame it on a mild winter and lots to eat.

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Boy, I'll say.  I can't even walk my dog off the leash in town anymore.  There are so many frickin rabbits around that every time she sees one, which is almost all the time, she takes after them like - well, like a hound after a hare.  The dog just goes bonkers.

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No rabbits here in the everglades.  The Burmese pythons have eliminated most of the rabbits and raccoons.  We have coyotes, fox, bobcats but they pale compared to the python in taking rabbits out.

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This year we seem to have a rabbit or two living near the house.  Somehow the dog hasn't found them yet.

A few days ago a raccoon turned up dead in the yard.  I wonder if an osprey, eagle, or hawk dropped him.  It happens from time to time, but not usually with anything quite that large.  Gifts from the sky are usually fish.

Also seeing more turtles this year, both box and snappers, as well as more fireflies than I've seen in a decade, but fewer butterflies.

Maybe it's all due to our long, wet, cool spring and early summer.
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There are a number of rabbits here but not many. The coyotes, foxes, eagles and hawks keep them in check.

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My dog didn't care. I could get her to go nose to nose with a rabbit and she'd just look at me like "Yeah? So what?". Now mice on the other hand were just tasty tidbits....


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My dog didn't care. I could get her to go nose to nose with a rabbit and she'd just look at me like "Yeah? So what?". Now mice on the other hand were just tasty tidbits....

You're dog was obviously smarter than mine - doesn't take much. She always chases them but never catches one.  Kind of reminds me of the Elvis song.

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That's the way my Labs were for years, kind of a social relationship of mutual exercise patterns.

But, now I have the half Akita Lab who stalks and kills and eats bunnys like a coyote.  

He can't get them all, but he sure has made them a lot more careful and respectful!  Plus it saves on dog food for a couple of days.


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My dog didn't care. I could get her to go nose to nose with a rabbit and she'd just look at me like "Yeah? So what?". Now mice on the other hand were just tasty tidbits....

You're dog was obviously smarter than mine - doesn't take much. She always chases them but never catches one.  Kind of reminds me of the Elvis song.

I know I'm biased but my dog was very smart.

Now this is/was a Lab... they're totally insane about chasing and retrieving anything and everything, right? Nope. About 3 tosses and 2 retrieves, she just looks at me on the 3rd and says "Yeah, right. You'll just throw it again...".

I tried to get her to retrieve birds. Nope. "Dad? It's not cooked!".

And swimming? "Are you nuts?? That water is cold!".

I loved her anyway. :)


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Plenty of rabbits here.  A few weeks ago mowing the lawn, I had a half dozen babies run out of a hole.  Have seen plenty more, probably more than usual.  Unfortunately, a few weeks before that, I accidentally ran over one with the lawnmower when I thought it was a piece of tree bark.  Never heard their warning cry, which he gave out after escaping, though an ear and a half less than before.  They can disappear quite well in tallish grass.

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Just snowshoe hares up here in central BC ... but yeah, we are seeing them like crazy up here this year!

Odd that we haven't seen a lynx in quite awhile. Hopefully that will change soon!

Isn't the lynx population cyclic with the rabbit population?
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We've been over run with them at work this year.  You can see as many as a dozen hiding in the razor wire so the hawks, owls and coyotes can't get to them.  I rounded the corner one night on perimeter patrol to see a fox trying to get at one inside the fence.



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We've been over run with them at work this year.  You can see as many as a dozen hiding in the razor wire so the hawks, owls and coyotes can't get to them.  I rounded the corner one night on perimeter patrol to see a fox trying to get at one inside the fence.


Startle one of those in the wire and it'll skin itself for you....

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The rabbits are so big out here that they are mistaken for bear cubs. I won't say who thought a rabbit was a bear cub, but it did happen. It was a special moment  :D

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Have any of them attacked a politician, since the incident with Jimmy Carter back in the 70s?

It would be great if they could be conditioned to recognize and attack Congress Critters on sight!


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Shut up, Woodswoman!  I'm sure there was a bear there moving through the woods, too.  Not just a Grizzy Hare or Bear Hare.  It was a wabbit!  Ha!  I thought you said what happened on the Arapaho Pass Trail stayed on the Arapahow Pass.  Heheheh, now revenge is mine!

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Shut up, Woodswoman!  I'm sure there was a bear there moving through the woods, too.  Not just a Grizzy Hare or Bear Hare.  It was a wabbit!  Ha!  I thought you said what happened on the Arapaho Pass Trail stayed on the Arapahow Pass.  Heheheh, now revenge is mine!

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mtngrl, start gathering rabbits, fricasse rabbit with glazed carrots

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Oh, Mtngrl, if it offers any encouragement, I did my best ninja performance one day when my stomach growled and I thought it was a mountain lion hiding among the trees. I swung my walking stick so impressively that I probably killed more flying insects in a few minutes than I have in the years since.

When I finally identified the growl as coming from my own stomach, I was quite relieved to know that I always hike alone. No one around to witness the spectacle.


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Shut up, Woodswoman!  I'm sure there was a bear there moving through the woods, too.  Not just a Grizzy Hare or Bear Hare.  It was a wabbit!  Ha!  I thought you said what happened on the Arapaho Pass Trail stayed on the Arapahow Pass.  Heheheh, now revenge is mine!

Hey, I didn't mention any names! You blew your own cover,   :p   At least it gave us a bit of excitement while we were crouching around looking for a bear cub  :D

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One has to be careful around Mtngrl, she hears bears everyone where.  She thought I was a bear one morning when I was getting the coffee ready, came out yelling at me and waving a club.

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I didn't know that many bears smoked cigars while making coffee.
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I always see a lot of cute little cottontails at work in and around the native plant garden - usually see a few jackrabbits around home, but haven't seen any in a while

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Ha, good one Travis!  I have a great picture in my mind of that...hahahhahahaha

Hey, Chuck, there you were before anyone was up, tinkering with the pots and pans, it was dark and you looked just like a big bear rummaging around in our goodies.

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I am reminded of the story by Patrick McManus, The night the bear ate Goombaw.

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