Old  July 1st, 2007, 6:56pm     #61
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I don't know that I'm qualified to do anything, but I do it anyway. I don't have any credentials/documentation. I can carry the Rabbit Sanctuary literature with me, but that's about it. We're going to go back out around 7:30 and try again. I hope we can catch the poor little thing before something happens to it.

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  Old  July 1st, 2007, 7:19pm     #62
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The Rabbit Sanctuary literature should be enough to convince the police you're in the park at night for a legitimate reason.




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  Old  July 1st, 2007, 10:50pm     #63
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Now your husband wearing just a trenchcoat is a different story

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  Old  July 1st, 2007, 10:52pm     #64
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Did you catch the bunny?

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  Old  July 1st, 2007, 11:17pm     #65
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No, I'm so depressed about it. When we spotted it, it was on the other side of the creek from where it had been seen before, and now it was near the road. First my husband, then I got within a few inches of it, but it ran when we tried to grab it. We kept trying, then it would run down this steep bank toward the creek in high grasses and vegetation. Another person was there too, but she didn't even get close. We called in a man from a wildlife rescue group that had a net. He even went after it and got down that steep slope into the creek after we saw that it was on a sandbar. He almost snagged it twice, but couldn't get it. Then my husband almost snagged it a couple of times, falling in the process, when it came out onto a grassy area on the other side of the creek. Then it ran back into the thicket next to the creek, and disappeared. It was a black rabbit, which didn't help in trying to see it. We attracted some onlookers--people jogging, strolling, biking through the park and some got sticks to thrash around the vegetation, hoping to flush it out into the open again, but it never came out. We stayed until it got dark, then left.

We'll try to go out again, hoping that it hasn't been picked off by a predator or hit by a car. I wanted this story to have a happy ending, but it doesn't. At least not yet.

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  Old  July 1st, 2007, 11:27pm     #66
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  Old  July 1st, 2007, 11:29pm     #67
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So do I. I wish that everyone could have one.

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Hopefully tomorrow there will be a happy ending to the bunny story.

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  Old  July 2nd, 2007, 10:04am     #69
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I don't even know if there will be a rescue attempt today. My husband is working the whole day (until around 10 pm) and I don't have a car. I'm going to call the person who was trying to help yesterday and see if she can come by and get me, if she is even able to go out today, what with work and taking care of her elderly mother. It's been raining all morning and all I can think of is the poor bunny out there in the rain. It's not even good for rabbits to get wet.

I dreamed that I caught the rabbit as it passed by me, and I was so happy--then I woke up.

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  Old  July 2nd, 2007, 10:44pm     #70
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come catch the rabbit that found away under my fence and feasted in my garden before I shoot the lil bastard!!

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  Old  July 2nd, 2007, 11:06pm     #71
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We are going to try for another rescue attempt tomorrow night. I don't know yet if the wildlife rescue guy can come help again. He said that he had a casting net that would probably work better than the regular net he was using. I hope we'll have better luck tomorrow.

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  Old  July 2nd, 2007, 11:14pm     #73
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Thank you, northbluffer.

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Well, the second rescue attempt didn't go any better than the first one. We saw the rabbit as soon as we pulled into the parking lot. It was by the creek again, but the park service had cut down a lot of the cover all along the creek. So now the rabbit is probably so scared and is more vunerable to predators. We called the wildlife rescue guy to come out, but by the time he got there, the rabbit had gone into a concrete pipe (a culvert) and it wouldn't come out. We blocked off the pipe at the other end and tried to lure it out with the food that I brought. It did come to the end of the pipe to eat the apple, carrot, parsley and hay--it was obviously starving, and we almost got it into the carrier that was at the end of the pipe, but it was too wary to go in. As soon as we tried anything, it would just run back into the pipe. The wildlife guy didn't even have a chance to use his casting net. We left at dark. We'll try again tomorrow or Thursday night. I started crying because I got so upset that we couldn't get him.

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  Old  July 4th, 2007, 10:07am     #75
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Could you put some food in a Have-a-Heart trap and catch the bunny? Best of luck on your next attempt, chancebunny. I'm sure you'll get your bunny. Have carrot, will travel...

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