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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Plastic bunnies

The first time Tara saw these she had a startle - for a split second she must have thought these were the shadows of giant rabbits. We spent ages staring at the plastic bunnies.
Wild rabbits are plenty in Helsinki, they're descendants of escaped or abandoned pet rabbits, and have no natural enemies except for the odd fox or Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo Bubo). Someone told me there were actually plans to use sighthounds to hunt rabbits in the University of Helsinki Botanical Garden. For Tara's great disappointment out hunting laws forbid the use of sighthounds in hunting. (We had already made plans to retire and live off her salary. Bugger.)


Blogger houndstooth said...

There's always something to snare up your plans! Darn it all! I love how intently she's staring at those rabbits. :)

6:26 am  
Blogger Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I post I can read!!! :-) Ha!

3:55 pm  
Blogger IHateToast said...

that's odd. the rabbits that took over australia were european buns. mixom... the disease that wiped them out causes only sniffles in the north american rabbits, but wiped out the european ones. i would have thought finland had buns.

buns are illegal as pets in queensland. the funniest thing is that i see most of the descendants of ex-pet or ex-rabbit hunting buns around the prison. well, at least they're honest and are turning themselves in.

poor tara. taunted.

3:03 pm  

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