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mole trapper

Orchard rabbit damage.

The weather has been holding me up on starting a new rabbit job, last night it was finally dry but very cold wind chill, decided i had to go though as the customer is having a lot of damage caused to an old orchard.
So got the thermals on and got out there at 7.30, the two paddocks and orchard would fit on a football pitch almost, so it is a walk and shoot, then sit down out of the wind for 10 minutes then patrol again, this carried on till 3.30am, by this time there was very little action.
The tally was 61 rabbits for 64 shots, forgot my small torch so only picked up 57, all gutted and in the freezer.
Regards MT.
Pictures of some of the damage done to the fruit trees, another 2 nights NV work and a couple of days ferreting should put a stop to this.
Just realised there is 1 rabbit missing, one of those theiving lurchers must of snuck off with it.





bodger

Blimey and I thought that I'd got problems with rabbits. oh.gif

You can never trust a lurcher.

Thats really is some damage, isn't some of it a bit high up for it all to be rabbit damage ? Could there be some deer joining in with the feast ?

Me and Blind Pugh managed to shoot one last night.
mole trapper

Nope, all 100% rabbit damage, you would be amazed how much a hungry bunny can stretch to reach higher than its competitors, and to be fair, some of them was big buggers,lol.
Regards MT.
bodger

Brilliant pictures MT, thanks for posting them.
matt the rat

Nicely done MT.

It looks like that NV gear is worth the investment.
mole trapper

matt the rat wrote:
Nicely done MT.

It looks like that NV gear is worth the investment.


Well to be honest the Starlight was a bl..dy saga, but you may remember that epic tale from THL, anyway when it works it works well, would not spend 2k on it again though, the new stuff is just as good for about half that.
Certainly gives you the edge though having the right kit, but you already know that being in the same game.
Regards MT.

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