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    We have 'What's buzzing or flying......' Perhaps this thread could be used for general pictures of land or water animals. :)

    I spotted this today and it seemed large for a rabbit, could it be a hare?

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      I'd say it's a rabbit Sheal. Looks like it could have myxomatosis too.
       
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        Thanks Trunky, there was a second one that looked exactly the same sitting with it for a while.
         
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          [​IMG]Adder2 by R MAURINS, on Flickr

          A couple of these slithered by on my hike up the Glen this afternoon, 6 hours and a climb of 700 metres on a hot day.
           
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            A great picture @burnie. :dbgrtmb: I'll have to get used to seeing snakes again when I move to Scotland, there aren't any here on the island.
             
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              Good morning @Trunky my friend arrived here 1953 a terrible disease caused when man tried to cut the rabbit population,and sadly is still with us ,as I see it every day on my walks,and it is always fatal and causes much suffering,sorry about this only it makes woo angry:dunno:

              @Sheal I have made this thread a Sticky so that it will be more prevalent :smile:

              The images and facts could upset some people so please be aware of this before you look.

              https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=11&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjZleGD55fOAhUILcAKHXN9BhwQFghbMAo&url=http://www.myxomatosis.org.uk/&usg=AFQjCNEw9kloP4-LggNJkF46qgbwCrJZHg&sig2=qidwlx0c_KTJnKKM__wEcQ
               
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                  The hills seem to be quite full of them just now, not just me seeing them(though I do go hunting for them).
                   
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                    I would never go hunting for snakes @burnie, they are the only reptile I can't bear, for some reason they revolt me. :doh:
                     
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                    Myxi has to be one of the vilest things mankind has down to nature. I hope the sicko`s responsible for creating this suffered some kind of ill fortune in their lives as a result.

                    I grew up on a farm as a kid and saw hundreds of rabbits suffer from this over the years. A painfull way of making an animal starve to death.
                     
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                      To day while clearing round the pond at :smile:

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                        This little chap keeps visiting my feeders.
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                          Taken through glass - I had a couple of visitors in the garden of my temporary home today. This is the same animal, it's friend being camera shy.

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                            Wall Lizard sunning itself at Durlston Country Park this morning. A non native reptile but now thriving along certain parts of the Dorset coast.
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                              Grey Seal Portland at Bill this morning.
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