The closest stop sign is over a mile away and the first traffic light is 5+ miles down the road. A visit to the grocery store is almost 30 miles round trip. It's quiet here; just the sound of toads and coyotes at night. It seems very still, but when you look close there's always something happening. Read on about a few things we've noticed over the past few years.

Monday, September 24, 2012

rabbit population

The rabbit population is out of control this year.  I don't know exactly why but it seems we have hundreds more than the previous years.  They eat most anything that's green so it's been a real challenge to keep our plants alive.  We got a new dog recently and I have to say he is quite a good hunter.  While we do have a so called "rabbit proof" fence up, it doesn't keep the rabbits out of the yard.  Our dog has caught about 20 rabbits in a three week period INSIDE our not so rabbit proof fence.  He also caught and killed a gopher snake yesterday.  He loves hunting.  I hope we don't find a rattler in our yard, I don't want to see our new dog get hurt.  While I don't like the thought of the bunnies being killed, I know they "trespassed" into the dog's yard.  My husband commented that the dog must be catching the dumb rabbits where as I was thinking the dog's catching the rabbits who are smart enough to get inside the fence.  Either way, the dog gives them a swift chomp on the neck and it's over for them quickly.  He then drops them in the yard for us to pick up later, fortunately he doesn't seem to be eating them, just killing them.  

No comments:

Post a Comment