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Posted: 9/17/2005 4:41:37 PM EDT
Was mowing today and saw the ground moving....thought that was strange so I investigated.

There is a small hole dug out and three of these babies in there. They were covered with all kinds of dryer lint, scrap twigs, etc.... something was a scrounger to prep this bed.

This is a little big for a baby mouse. What is this?



Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:43:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 4:44:02 PM EDT by Schulze]
Rabbits? Though the color seems to be squirrelish.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:43:54 PM EDT
Moles?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:44:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 4:48:37 PM EDT by Rodent]
Rabbits. There's probably a very nicely padded hole near where you foung them.


ETA I should learn to read, just saw in your post that you already found the hole.

They look like the cottontail babies I've seen, but then I've never seen jackrabbit babies, so I can't say which they are.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:45:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Rabbits?



I was wondering if that might be it. Any idea what kind?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:45:58 PM EDT
Given enough time, they could be mittens.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:46:09 PM EDT
baby squirels?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:46:12 PM EDT
el chupacabra
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:46:45 PM EDT
Look like rabbits to me.

Add rice and gravy and salt to taste.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:47:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCommissioner:
el chupacabra



You stole mine, lol.

They're rabbits. They are normally that color when they are newborns.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:48:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 4:49:16 PM EDT by FortyFiveAutomatic]
kill teh wabbit


"huh-uh-uh-uh-uh"
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:48:50 PM EDT
baby rabbits - I used to raise them.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:49:02 PM EDT
Them there's hassenfeffer.

Or Rabbit for ya'll Yankees.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:51:01 PM EDT
Capaberra?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:51:53 PM EDT
I'm gonna guess rabbits; despite the fact that they have webbed-ish paws they have no long, pink tail which would have made me suggest muskrats. That, and they look like immature hassenpfeffer anyway.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:54:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCommissioner:
el chupacabra



Baby ones.

Hide your children!!

Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:55:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:55:13 PM EDT
Deer or 'dillo's. They are almost brand new, too.

Jeez, city folk.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:01:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Rabbits?



I was wondering if that might be it. Any idea what kind?



It must be a cottontail. I found this:

"The cottontail is a rabbit and its young are born blind and helpless while the jackrabbit is a hare and its young have fur when they are born, their eyes are open and they are ambulatory."

www.hunt4rabbit.com/

Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:11:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWS:
Capaberra?



+1 They are native to South America but some idiot introduced them to Lousisanna. They are the largest rodent un the world. They top off at 30 some lbs. Looking at the pic I guess it is possible that they are just rabbits as well.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:18:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By SWS:
Capaberra?



+1 They are native to South America but some idiot introduced them to Lousisanna. They are the largest rodent un the world. They top off at 30 some lbs. Looking at the pic I guess it is possible that they are just rabbits as well.




Shit, if they don't reproduce like kudzu, we could use those in FL. We shoot everything else here.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:21:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
... They are the largest rodent un the world...





Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:24:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:25:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 5:25:34 PM EDT by HeavyMetal]
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:27:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Them there's hassenfeffer.

Or Rabbit for ya'll Yankees.



There is a Bugs Bunny episode where one character (I think a ship's captain or somesuch) said something to the effect of "Cook! Where's my hassenfeffer?" in a heavy English accent. I've wondered what hassenfeffer was ever since. Thanks for the education!!!
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:30:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
BTW that is a baby rabbit.

If you start caring fo it before its eyes open, you can tame it.



I am not saying that it can't be done but everyone that have have known to try it the bunnies die. The vet I take injuried wild critters too told me that.

My uncle has had the same experience too. Now a tree rat doesn't have those problems.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:35:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gus:

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Them there's hassenfeffer.

Or Rabbit for ya'll Yankees.



There is a Bugs Bunny episode where one character (I think a ship's captain or somesuch) said something to the effect of "Cook! Where's my hassenfeffer?" in a heavy English accent. I've wondered what hassenfeffer was ever since. Thanks for the education!!!



Hasenpfeffer is the name of a rabbit stew. It is not another word for 'rabbit'.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:38:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:38:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:

Originally Posted By gus:

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Them there's hassenfeffer.

Or Rabbit for ya'll Yankees.



There is a Bugs Bunny episode where one character (I think a ship's captain or somesuch) said something to the effect of "Cook! Where's my hassenfeffer?" in a heavy English accent. I've wondered what hassenfeffer was ever since. Thanks for the education!!!



Hasenpfeffer is the name of a rabbit stew. It is not another word for 'rabbit'.



Hasenpfeffer on the Hoof
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:52:31 PM EDT
perhaps they are hippos?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:54:07 PM EDT
Tannerite time.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:56:07 PM EDT
You guys got it all wrong.

They are finger puppets.

Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:08:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 6:08:38 PM EDT by JHMC79]
What you have there are baby conies.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:15:21 PM EDT
A long time a go I was hunting rabbit with a bow and I got one which suddenly started convulsing and then had babies. I called our local humane society and they had a cat there that would nurse baby rabbits. They said that so many baby rabbits came in that the cat had just picked up caring for them.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 7:19:12 PM EDT
FALARAK,

As people have posted, they are cottontails. They cannot be tamed. Once they get big enough they will bang against the inside of the cage and attack you. My wife still has a scar from the one I tried to raise. If you leave them alone and scoot them back in the hole then the mom will take care of them. She will move them from one burrow to another to keep their odor down to help protect against predators. The mom will feed them as little as once every 24 hrs. If they aren't causing any problems for you then there is no reason to kill them. IMHO.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:49:37 PM EDT
Thanks guys. I am just gonna leave them be. They made it under my mower.... so they can stay for a while.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:56:41 PM EDT
Check to see if they are missing claws and if there is a string tied to their tail. If so they are Richard Gere's missing gerbils.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 12:23:48 PM EDT
The dog found some in my backyard a couple weeks ago. One was out of the nest and wouldn't stay put for anything. We left it alone for a day and a half but it was getting very weak and still wouldn't stay in the nest. We took it inside and fed it kitten milk replacer and it was doing fine for a few days. All of a sudden, it died. It was fine that morning, but it died that evening. Not sure what happened there. The other babies disappeared a couple days later. Don't know if momma moved them or what.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 1:44:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By redleg13a:
The dog found some in my backyard a couple weeks ago. One was out of the nest and wouldn't stay put for anything. We left it alone for a day and a half but it was getting very weak and still wouldn't stay in the nest. We took it inside and fed it kitten milk replacer and it was doing fine for a few days. All of a sudden, it died. It was fine that morning, but it died that evening. Not sure what happened there. The other babies disappeared a couple days later. Don't know if momma moved them or what.



That's really common with rescued immature rabbits. They don't show signs of any bacterial infection, but if they've been played with at /all/ by a dog or cat, they probably do have an infection. They'll seem fine for days sometimes--prey animals do /not/ want to show any weaknesses if at all possible.

Then they just keel over. It's sad, but it happens.

Those pics are damn cute.

Jim
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 1:47:25 PM EDT
rabbits...leave them be.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 1:50:27 PM EDT
rabbit catchitore(sp) my M-I-L cooks it up real good
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 1:52:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 1:53:00 PM EDT by TheRedGoat]
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:11:02 PM EDT
Yup...cotton tail wabbits for sure. My missus turned over a nest of them in the mulch bed in front of our house while gardening a couple of years ago. All of a sudden she started screaming as a sextet of the cute little critters came boiling out of the ground at her feet. We grabbed them up and put them back...but mommy wabbit moved them shortly afterwords. They were at least a couple of weeks older than the ones here. Very cool.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:22:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JHMC79:
What you have there are baby conies.



a brace of them by the looks of it.....
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:29:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By st0newall:
perhaps they are hippos?
www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/Wadsworth/Images/hippob.jpg



I pissed my pants. LITERALLY!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:33:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By SWS:
Capaberra?



+1 They are native to South America but some idiot introduced them to Lousisanna. They are the largest rodent un the world. They top off at 30 some lbs. Looking at the pic I guess it is possible that they are just rabbits as well.




Shit, if they don't reproduce like kudzu, we could use those in FL. We shoot everything else here.




Ummmmmmmmm there are already some in North Cent. Florida......... Near the LaCross/Brooker area........... a few have been kilt.......
Supposedly they got away from the bartles & james ranch near there..........
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:41:59 PM EDT
Theyre Sqrabbits.

Half squirrel and half rabbit.

Protect your nuts.

Danny

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:44:50 PM EDT
Don't you wish you had that .458SOCOM now?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:47:22 PM EDT
Cute today, vermin tomorrow. If homemade slippers aren't in the plans, cage the mother and move them down the road to your enemies house.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:48:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:53:59 PM EDT
Wabbit
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