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(Sun Sentinel)   Please stop abandoning unwanted Easter bunnies in Boynton Beach park. They're attracting coyotes, foxes, bobcats to our nice, high-end neighborhood, lowering property values   ( sun-sentinel.com) divider line
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2018-04-16 12:22:37 PM  
They should put them on a train instead.

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2018-04-16 12:35:57 PM  
pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.
 
2018-04-16 12:49:53 PM  

ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.


To heck with responsibility when a profit to be had.
 
2018-04-16 01:15:02 PM  
There's a high end neighborhood in Florida? And why aren't the alligators pitching in?
 
2018-04-16 01:15:44 PM  

ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.


I kind of agree. But if somebody walks in swearing up and down they're going to take care of the animal, buys a cage, food, etc., how are you to know they're going to get bored with it in...

*checks calendar*

Jesus Christ, 2 weeks? fark you people. God DAMN it.

Alright. Fine. I'm on board. No rabbit sales between Valentine's Day and Memorial Day.

Incidentally, we decided to start an aquarium a few weeks ago. One fish was (probably?) injured in transport (pop-eye) and died within a few hours of being re-homed, the other 12 (introduced in phases with LOTS of water testing, because we are trying to do the Right Thing™) are doing great.
 
2018-04-16 01:18:55 PM  

dv-ous: ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.

I kind of agree. But if somebody walks in swearing up and down they're going to take care of the animal, buys a cage, food, etc., how are you to know they're going to get bored with it in...

*checks calendar*

Jesus Christ, 2 weeks? fark you people. God DAMN it.

Alright. Fine. I'm on board. No rabbit sales between Valentine's Day and Memorial Day.

Incidentally, we decided to start an aquarium a few weeks ago. One fish was (probably?) injured in transport (pop-eye) and died within a few hours of being re-homed, the other 12 (introduced in phases with LOTS of water testing, because we are trying to do the Right Thing™) are doing great.


Fresh water tank? Have a Pleco yet?
 
2018-04-16 01:23:09 PM  
trbimg.com I think I've seen the writer somewhere...img.fark.net
 
2018-04-16 01:24:50 PM  
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SOON.
 
2018-04-16 01:24:55 PM  

ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.


Ask farming areas about the demand for baby chicks. Cute and fuzzy for a couple of weeks, but, little children being what they are, "petting the pretty bird" turns into squishing its spine. And in some cases, the birds aren't fed by the photography company; they get tossed out into the woods/random field carcasses and all after Easter.
 
2018-04-16 01:25:32 PM  

ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.


There is a place on my way to work that has a "Buy your chicks here" sign out every easter. What don't people know what chicks turn into when they grow up?
 
2018-04-16 01:26:27 PM  

groppet: ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.

There is a place on my way to work that has a "Buy your chicks here" sign out every easter. What don't people know what chicks turn into when they grow up?


Chicks grow up to be cougars.
 
2018-04-16 01:27:09 PM  

dv-ous: ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.

I kind of agree. But if somebody walks in swearing up and down they're going to take care of the animal, buys a cage, food, etc., how are you to know they're going to get bored with it in...

*checks calendar*

Jesus Christ, 2 weeks? fark you people. God DAMN it.

Alright. Fine. I'm on board. No rabbit sales between Valentine's Day and Memorial Day.

Incidentally, we decided to start an aquarium a few weeks ago. One fish was (probably?) injured in transport (pop-eye) and died within a few hours of being re-homed, the other 12 (introduced in phases with LOTS of water testing, because we are trying to do the Right Thing™) are doing great.


Awesome :) We lost our last platy a few months ago and I haven't had the time to set the tank back up again. She was born in the tank and outlived all the rest of our store-bought platys. Will probably set it up again with guppies this time around because the kids love the way they look. Good luck on your tank :)
 
2018-04-16 01:27:14 PM  
The article both implies they've been breeding in the park for over 20 years, and also that they can't fend for themselves in the wild.       Its probably not both.
 
2018-04-16 01:27:50 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.

Ask farming areas about the demand for baby chicks. Cute and fuzzy for a couple of weeks, but, little children being what they are, "petting the pretty bird" turns into squishing its spine. And in some cases, the birds aren't fed by the photography company; they get tossed out into the woods/random field carcasses and all after Easter.


Chicks, bunnies, all offerings to Ostara.
 
2018-04-16 01:28:15 PM  
There was a kid on my street whose dad got out of prison and around this time they got a bunch of rabbits.  Then, about a month later, I asked what happened to the rabbits and his dad menacingly states "They're all gone..."  as he leaves the room while sharpening this big bowie knife.

It was like this:
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2018-04-16 01:28:57 PM  
Coyotes and bobcats in Florida?

/do I get a "it's not likely than you think".jpg?
 
2018-04-16 01:29:11 PM  

ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.


The Aussie rescue I volunteered for would stop adopting out dogs after thanksgiving and restart after the new year. People would ask us to hold dogs for them until just before Christmas. They'd get pissed when we told them they couldn't have them until after the new year. Most of them never came back. Probably went somewhere else.
 
2018-04-16 01:29:41 PM  
"Not every neighbor was happy with the group's intentions. One confronted several of the orange-clad volunteers telling them to leave the rabbits alone because the animals weren't bothering anyone."

You're not helping, Florida Man.
 
2018-04-16 01:30:10 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.

Ask farming areas about the demand for baby chicks. Cute and fuzzy for a couple of weeks, but, little children being what they are, "petting the pretty bird" turns into squishing its spine. And in some cases, the birds aren't fed by the photography company; they get tossed out into the woods/random field carcasses and all after Easter.


The problem is that a lot of chicken farmers buy chicks around easter because the co-ops start getting them in around that time. My parents sell eggs and each spring they re-stock their flock and she just bought about 35 chicks. So it's not so easy to just refuse to sell animals around a holiday.
 
2018-04-16 01:30:36 PM  

T.rex: The article both implies they've been breeding in the park for over 20 years, and also that they can't fend for themselves in the wild.       Its probably not both.


Factor in the high fecundity, it makes sense.
 
2018-04-16 01:30:40 PM  
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2018-04-16 01:30:44 PM  

simplicimus: There's a high end neighborhood in Florida? And why aren't the alligators pitching in?


the burmese pythons will be there soon enough
 
2018-04-16 01:31:34 PM  
have been running wild around Pioneer Canal Park in Boynton Beach for decades.
"We think there may be up to 100."


If there's only 100, it hasn't been decades
 
2018-04-16 01:35:52 PM  

T.rex: The article both implies they've been breeding in the park for over 20 years, and also that they can't fend for themselves in the wild.       Its probably not both.


There's probably a stable breeding population in the park, composed of wild rabbits. . .and since people see rabbits there, they release unwanted pets there, who can't fend for themselves. . .thinking they'll be alright since there are already rabbits there.

Yeah, it can be both.
 
2018-04-16 01:36:48 PM  
My sister-in-law bought my kids baby geese for Easter one year, and then expected us take take them back to our house with our year-old pit bull mix. I said, "I don't know if the dog will eat those geese, but I do k ow the dog will spend every waking moment of her life trying to eat those geese."

I put my foot down, and it got ugly. We still don't talk about it, and it was probably seven years ago.

Don't buy animals for other people's kids without asking.
 
2018-04-16 01:38:01 PM  
Bring forth the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch
 
2018-04-16 01:41:27 PM  

Resident Muslim: Coyotes and bobcats in Florida?

/do I get a "it's not likely than you think".jpg?


You can sit and see them both every day plus a panther and the occaisional alligator at my place. Plenty of marsh rabbits too.
 
2018-04-16 01:41:57 PM  

Silverstaff: T.rex: The article both implies they've been breeding in the park for over 20 years, and also that they can't fend for themselves in the wild.       Its probably not both.

There's probably a stable breeding population in the park, composed of wild rabbits. . .and since people see rabbits there, they release unwanted pets there, who can't fend for themselves. . .thinking they'll be alright since there are already rabbits there.

Yeah, it can be both.


So, which group of rabbits is the one getting farked?  If you think its the domestic one, then keep in mind that same rabbit will have to carry a baby to term, which takes a month.   If you say the domestic rabbit is the one doing the farking, one would think such a rabbit would be more concerned with eating that day than pro-creating.
 
2018-04-16 01:43:11 PM  
It is a dark and funny fact that in the game 'Skyrim' you can look up how many rabbits your character has killed.
 
2018-04-16 01:48:57 PM  

ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.


Then how will the rednecks feed their 20 foot pythons? Cats? You monster!
 
2018-04-16 01:51:40 PM  

abhorrent1: have been running wild around Pioneer Canal Park in Boynton Beach for decades.
"We think there may be up to 100."

If there's only 100, it hasn't been decades


If there is a population of predators it sure seems possible. Coyotes, bobcats, hobos - I am sure they could keep the numbers in check for decades... even with prey that .... puts glasses on... breeds like rabbits.
 
2018-04-16 01:55:37 PM  

T.rex: Silverstaff: T.rex: The article both implies they've been breeding in the park for over 20 years, and also that they can't fend for themselves in the wild.       Its probably not both.

There's probably a stable breeding population in the park, composed of wild rabbits. . .and since people see rabbits there, they release unwanted pets there, who can't fend for themselves. . .thinking they'll be alright since there are already rabbits there.

Yeah, it can be both.

So, which group of rabbits is the one getting farked?  If you think its the domestic one, then keep in mind that same rabbit will have to carry a baby to term, which takes a month.   If you say the domestic rabbit is the one doing the farking, one would think such a rabbit would be more concerned with eating that day than pro-creating.


Maybe a wild rabbit is farking the domestic rabbit while it's eating.
 
2018-04-16 01:58:31 PM  
The coyotes aren't much of a problem, but they leave all these gadgets scattered about...
 
2018-04-16 02:01:24 PM  
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2018-04-16 02:01:46 PM  
And dragons aren't just for Hogswatch.
 
2018-04-16 02:02:27 PM  

simplicimus: There's a high end neighborhood in Florida? And why aren't the alligators pitching in?


This park sure as hell isn't in a high-end neighborhood.  Nice?  Sure.  Upscale?  Possibly.  High-end?  Absolutely not.
 
2018-04-16 02:03:58 PM  

ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.


Pet snakes have to eat. Seriously I wouldn't buy  my snakes pet bunnies, because they cost too much. I feed them live rabbits bred for human consumption.
/I once watched two 17-18 y/o Polish girls buy a rabbit to be slaughtered. They didn't close their eyes, turn away, or say anything, while the guy slaughtered it in front of them.
 
2018-04-16 02:04:02 PM  
High-powered pellet rifle, sharp knife, frying pan, spices....

Some disassembly required.
 
2018-04-16 02:07:17 PM  
Self-correcting problem:

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2018-04-16 02:12:16 PM  

ManateeGag: pet shops should stop selling these poor rabbits at easter time since they know those poor things will just end up out in the cold.


Cold Hasenpfeffer  ??
You Philistine !!
 
2018-04-16 02:13:39 PM  

WelldeadLink: The coyotes aren't much of a problem, but they leave all these gadgets scattered about...


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2018-04-16 02:15:34 PM  
Where we live, there's wild rabbits every year in the lawn.
Last year I uncovered a nest of bunnies and ran back to see if they were still alive.  They were all OK except for one who's ear had just been nicked by the mower blade.  We named him "lucky".
Usually by the time I find them they're old enough to get around on their own and they just scatter.  If I find 'em too early I cover the nest up with hay and check on it over the next couple of days when the dogs are in the house.
If the dogs figure out what I'm doing they'll scarf 'em down like a carton of whoppers.
 
2018-04-16 02:16:20 PM  
Ridiculous. There are no high-end neighborhoods in Boynton Beach.
 
2018-04-16 02:17:26 PM  
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Stick with Chocolate Bunnies you numbskulls
 
2018-04-16 02:18:19 PM  
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2018-04-16 02:23:43 PM  

dbialac: Ridiculous. There are no high-end neighborhoods in Boynton Beach.


Right. There are a bunch of old busybodies who think they live in farking shangri la, when it's closer to a motel 6.
 
2018-04-16 02:28:16 PM  
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2018-04-16 02:35:37 PM  
If the trailer for Wreck-It Ralph 2 taught me anything, feed the bunnies pancakes and the issue will resolve itself in short order...
 
2018-04-16 02:43:07 PM  

Iowan73: My sister-in-law bought my kids baby geese for Easter one year, and then expected us take take them back to our house with our year-old pit bull mix. I said, "I don't know if the dog will eat those geese, but I do k ow the dog will spend every waking moment of her life trying to eat those geese."

I put my foot down, and it got ugly. We still don't talk about it, and it was probably seven years ago.

Don't buy animals for other people's kids without asking.


Smarted, but reminds me of this:
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2018-04-16 02:46:53 PM  

abhorrent1: WelldeadLink: The coyotes aren't much of a problem, but they leave all these gadgets scattered about...

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Lordy, I hope the PD actually did that.
 
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