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Did you originally have all your text in Quote brackets? Vbulletin desnt count any text in quote brackets and/or hyperlinks...so if there isn't any other text, it reads it as a blank post...or spam.
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Ah, okay, Dav. Yeah I did.

And yup, Gil. That was the whole point of saying bunnies were scary. Just so I could rock out to "Bunnies!"
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I keep looking at that pic. It's such a cute bunny wunny...
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Yes it is, I think bunnies are awfully cute, but to be honest if comes down to me or the bunny, the bunny gets it. I'll apoligzie while cleaning it up to cook it, and make sure it doesn't go to waste.
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Its little forelegs in particular, and it's hind toes, spread in panic, bring a tear to my eye. :'( And the heron just looks evil...
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Its little forelegs in particular, and it's hind toes, spread in panic, bring a tear to my eye. :'( And the heron just looks evil...
One time in ecology class we were out in the field and came upon an injured duck. It was clear that it had recently been attacked, probably by an eagle, and left to die for a later feeding. It was just sitting there by the side of the pond, quivering.

Your first instinct is to take it to the animal hospital or something, but then you think, "the eagle needs to eat."

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i don't eat Heron... nasty taste... Kids and virgins in distress though,..
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Ahhh -- is THAT why you accepted the job at the school -- setting up a perpetual larder, m'dragon? Clever...

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We are conditioned to think small furry animals are cute -- but that bunny's eyes have no whites, which makes them look like shark's eyes to me.

What? They DO!
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Thank you Terez, at least one woman here at TL who can appreciate a rabbit just for the sheer cutseyness of it, instead of fantasizing about those tender hind legs... fried.
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I really have very little sympathy for rabbits. I used to have a cat that would do what that heron did. Except she was messier. Left the legs lying around. (We lived near a fairly large rabbit warren. And they were mean old jackrabbits.)
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Jackrabbits are pretty big, and really fast--must have been one mean cat. The again, jackrabbits don't typically live in warrens, so maybe it was something else.

Our cats would bring us lovely treats of mice and birds. Our main outdoor cat used to leave headless birds on our front porch, right in front of the door. We nicknamed him Ozzy, for obvious reasons.
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On topic, but sort of off topic:

My mom used to raise chickens (we weren't farmers, but I think she really wanted to be) anyway- we had a hen which we dubbed Super Hen. Here is a list of it's accomplishments (and I am telling the God honest truth here):

1. Survived a hawk attack while all of her friends perished
2. Survived another attack (unsure of the perpetrator) while another brood of hens perished.
3. Killed a weasel by pecking it's eyes out (we found it dead in her hidden nest, she was granted free range by this time, in honour of her heroics).
4. Survived being snatched by a fox and carried off to be eaten. My mother watched in horror from inside the house as the fox traipsed into the forest with the hen in his mouth. 20 minutes later she was back in our yard like nothing had happened.

She lived until a ripe old age, much loved by our family and much feared by our cat.
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That's awesome! I want to live on a farm and have lots of animals! But, my sweetie doesn't so we are negotiating a compromise, which could take a very long time. Good thing I'm not ready to buy a farm, yet.
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Even worse, Crispy, this was an entirely declawed cat. She climbed trees and got back down them. She hunted rabbits. (And I'm only assuming it was a warren, since I didn't know that about jackrabbits, I have no proof there was one.) She killed countless voles and left them for us, some not entirely dead, either -- now that's fun, putting a vole out of its misery. She killed birds. She even jumped a Doberman and lived to tell the tale. She caught and killed squirrels. She repeatedly tried to kill the crayfish we kept as a pet and eventually succeeded. I lost count of the fights she got in from overly friendly males who wouldn't take "I'm fixed, get off me," for an answer.

Hell, when we got to Texas -- and we gave up trying to make her an inside only cat, she developed a hatred for the mockingbird in our yard. The thing would dive bomb her incessantly when she got outside. One day, we noticed she was sitting, unmolested, in the back yard. When we went out front, we found out why. She left a dismembered wing for us on the front porch.

Magic eventually had to be euthanized because of esophageal cancer and a blood parasite. I still miss that bloody cat.
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They'd probably have to call it a draw.

Although Mockingbirds and Blue Jays are supposedly the meanest birds short of crows and they didn't seem to last long against her.
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