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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 without using a microscope of tissue samples during necropsy. That also includes the following worm types: ringworm (see Dermatophytosis); trichinosis; larval ...


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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 as the cat. We never cooked our cats kills, but I know neighbors who did and they generally made a type of rabbit stew out of them. There are lots of recipes ...


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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 advice about small game (of which rabbit is an example) Never handle any wild meat without gloves because of the danger of tularemia infection Always ...


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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 exceed the protein digestion capacity if you are in total starvation (also without protein) for a prolonged amount of time. In any case, you should stretch it ...


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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. You could also boil the meat and skin to extract the fat components, which then could be consumed in a broth/soup. Marrow from the bones is very nutritious, ...


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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' lives are so filled with danger that they're on alert at all times, just to stay alive. Luckily, they have several tactics to avoid becoming the next meal for a ...


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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 Washington state hunting guidelines state that pygmy rabbit hunting is closed, and they are a threatened species so please do be careful in this respect.


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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 relatively snow free. Movement through snow, of course, is not nearly so energetically costly to hares as it is to large ungulates, and hares are able to remain in ...


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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 or tile. I would expect that when you see these rabbits, they have all four feet under them. Ready to bolt. Being under or near something, provides cover ...


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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 poacher traps that we dismantled). All you need to catch a rabbit is a snare that the rabbit can get into but can't get out of. The bass strings would be much ...


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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 pass excretes little balls of hi-energy, vegan wrapped enzymes. The rabbit, a few hours or days later, returns and eats round one, and on second pass thru the ...


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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 already. Instead your bigger concern is psychological. So I would say, keep the rabbit for company. If you had 20 rabbits, sure, make a nice rabbit stew per the ...


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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 ears Powerful rear legs White underpatch underneath of the body Lives in meadows and forests Common game animal The animal in the other question has long ears, a ...


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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, cryptosporidiosis and external parasites. Rabbits can transmit bacteria through bites and scratches. One of the common agents involved is Pasteurella ...


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