Saturday, 14 August 2021

Rabbits Grazing In A Cemetery.

We noticed four rabbits happily grazing in a new part of a cemetery the other day:


The cemetery grounds staff keep the grass mown and the rabbits obviously enjoy the young and tender short grass.

Animals are so resourceful and don't mind using a cemetery for a dining place.

It's good to see rabbits grazing instead of us sighing at beautiful animals that have become casualties of roadkill.  I saw a beautiful badger dead in the middle of a main road the other day.  All it had done was to go for a stroll and a midnight feast.  There's no cemetery for those poor creatures.  









15 comments:

  1. Last night, I went outside and heard some noises, then saw a few feet away a hedgehog. We know we have some around, but this was the largest one,I have ever seen. We must feed it well! We have not used any chemicals on the land for 23 years. Must be good hunting for them. We even have wild polecats here.
    Kathy

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    1. If it was that big, perhaps it was a porcupine.

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  2. There are so many rabbits in the new part of the graveyard opposite my house that people have to put a small fence around the flowers when they leave them on graves.

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  3. Sounds like you and nature are at one with each other Kathy. Hedgehog visitors in the garden are very welcome and we often see pheasants in the fields near us. I won't use chemicals in the garden either. Thanks.

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    1. It's great to read about gardeners who wish to be at one with nature Kathy.

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  4. Bloody rabbits! They show no respect for the dead. A cemetery is a place for remembering and reflection, not somewhere you go to stuff your face and get fat. I bet they even have sex in the cemetery. Dirty buggers!

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  5. Gosh! Hi Sue, I think the Roman's introduced rabbits to the British Isles and the Norman's introduced Hares. I have read about sheep being used to graze Capability Brown landscape creations and ancient English churchyards. The rabbits and sheep mow grass very short.

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  6. I think you're right about a cemetery being a place for remembering and reflection YP. I thought about my own mortality. We've made wills. Perhaps we should buy a plot and a place for family and wildlife to visit us when we go to the big Rock festival in the sky. Hmm...🤔

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    1. Trouble is at The Big Rock Festival in the Sky all will be deathly quiet as nobody arranged an electricity supply.

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    2. It will be like Newport Folk festival when Bob Dylan started playing his electric Fender guitar. Half the crowd were aghast and the other half were in awe! Hope it's not just lots of hymn singing and drinking cups of tea.

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    3. When you get your angel wings you will have to be trained in how to fly. I wonder if there'll be tiny parasites in the feathers. With regard to the halo, I expect it will have to be recharged from time to time.

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    4. Good points. I think they drink Courage bitter up there. I once read in the good book that the Disciples had courage.

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  7. I make a decent rabbit stew Dave.
    If you catch a couple of those nice fat ones you can pop them in the slow cooker 🐰

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  8. Jaycee's Manx Rabbit stew. Sounds good. I have ate pheasant but never rabbit. I suppose rabbit pie was often the staple diet of country dwellers years ago. I remember butchers shops with rabbits and game hung up outside.

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