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What is wrong with the rabbit living under my shed?

The fact that you've never seen it eat doesn't mean it's not eating. That just means it doesn't eat while you're watching. Don't feed it. It's not a pet. It's a wild animal and will take care of ...
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Can I eat the rabbits my cat catches?

Based on several sources related to parasites that can be found in rabbit meat, as noted in other answers in this post, it is difficult to correctly diagnose whether a rabbit has been infected or not ...
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Can I eat the rabbits my cat catches?

Can I eat the rabbits my cat catches? The short answer is yes, but most people would not. Our cat would do the same thing as yours, when we lived in the country. Sometimes the rabbit was just as big ...
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Can I eat the rabbits my cat catches?

TLDR Wear gloves! Discard the rabbit if there are white spots on the liver Use a meat thermometer and make sure your meat is cooked through to 165 F / 74 C. My copy of Joy of Cooking contains this ...
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Uses of a rabbit in a survival situation?

Summary: eat the rabbit. Every single bit of it. With 1 rabbit per day, you are in starvation while probably not exceeding your normal capacity for daily protein digestion, though it may very well ...
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Uses of a rabbit in a survival situation?

You can, of course, use the skin for some (minimal) clothing - furs are nice and warm. You could also use the animal as bait (living or dead) to attract larger animals (bigger skins) or for fishing. ...
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What is wrong with the rabbit living under my shed?

Rabbits are crepuscular coprophages. That means they're most active at dawn and dusk so they're most likely to be eating their fresh greens when you're probably not looking because it's dark and when ...
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What is wrong with the rabbit living under my shed?

The rabbit doesn't look like it's going hungry, so it's probably just not interested in what you're giving it. Rabbits favor grasses and leafy plants, so if you insist on feeding it, try something ...
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How do songbirds and small animals know when there's a hawk in the immediate vicinity?

All it takes is one of the birds to notice and give the alarm and then the other birds join in. Even the chipmunks and squirrels will listen to the birds and then pass the message along. Birds' ...
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Can I eat the rabbits my cat catches?

As for the legality of it, be sure to check with your local authorities. A man in Texas got a visit from a game warden for illegally taking wildlife when a dove flew into his window. Texas Monthly ...
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Snowshoe hare migration patterns through changing seasons

This page makes it seem like they do not migrate. Most other plant eaters, like deer and elk, vacate deep snowy areas and migrate to the lowlands, river bottoms, or south-facing slopes that are ...
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Why would cottontail rabbits be hanging out in a gravel parking lot?

I have pet house rabbits living in my house and getting on my bed in my experience they prefer harder areas with good traction for resting. Floors are better than beds, carpet is better than hardwood ...
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What is wrong with the rabbit living under my shed?

Rabbits are social creatures. Wild rabbits live in colonies/warrens, not alone. Where is the rest of the family? So is this a pet that has escaped from a neighbour? I have been watching it for ...
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Could Les Stroud have used guitar strings for rabbit snares?

There's absolutely no reason why a guitar string can't be used for rabbit snares. In fact, I've seen rabbit snares which match the same thickness and quality as the guitar strings (these were illegal ...
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How to tell the difference between a pika and a cottontail rabbit?

Pika Source Rounded ears No tail Short limbs Lives at high elevations, commonly above or around treeline Makes chirping noises. Protected species Eastern cottontail Source Large hind feet Long ...
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Can I eat Rabbit Poop?

There is one story of someone doing this, You see rabbits are animals that chew their cud. Unlike ruminant animals-cows-they don't have divisions or multiple stomachs. You see, a rabbit on first ...
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Uses of a rabbit in a survival situation?

One rabbit will not make a meaningful impact to your food situation, nor your clothing situation. Since you have water, you can survive for a while yet, especially if you were carrying some body fat ...
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What diseases can be transmitted through skin contact with a dead rabbit?

To answer the title question, there are a number of diseases you can get from wild rabbits, Zoonotic diseases specifically associated with rabbits include pasteurellosis, ringworm, mycobacteriosis, ...
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