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Mustelid sympathizer that I am, don’t ever watch YouTubes of this. Quite horrible, the stoat kills I’ve seen. The bunny sits placidly staring into space while the weasel chaws on its neck, then suddenly screams and kicks and dies.

Still, you have to wonder what’s going on in this lady’s head:

OK, I wouldn’t know how I would have reacted int he same situation – but sounds like he had enough time to drive the stoat away, rather than taking photos of which he is “proud”. When I have seen cats about to pounce on rodents or birds, I have interrupted the cat – allowing the would-be victims to get away. And I am a vegetarian…before the inevitable Red Arrowers start saying it’s no different to me eating meat…

Yeah, lady, the difference is that nobody is going to put Whiskas out for the stoat.

Many years ago, I heard a chick interviewed on BBC radio who was of the opinion if we started early enough, we could teach foxes to be vegetarians. I can’t even…

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Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 9, 2017, 8:50 pm

Heh – sure we can, because fuzzy anthropomorphic meat eating animals were actually designed to eat 2 veg without a side of meat, rather than a main of meat with no sides.
It’s just bad habits they’ve fallen into over time you see, and bad companions.
If only we’d train them!

While we’re at it, we can learn to play the flute, build box girder bridges, and reconcile the countries in the Middle East, all in 40 minutes, with 2 commercial breaks and an intro, wrap up, and preview of next week’s show on “How to do it”.

As opposed to reality, which is that life and death struggles are going on all around us all day long all over the planet.

 


Comment from prm
Time: May 9, 2017, 9:10 pm

Ah, r/K theory in action

 


Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: May 9, 2017, 9:15 pm

“…if we started early enough, we could teach foxes to be vegetarians…”

Um…by “…started early enough…” – I’d take it she envisioned starting – ’bout – 5 or 6 centuries back…using electroshock-aversion therapy techniques, or some such, yes?…(gotta wonder, of course, just what sort of veggies she had in mind would be an eventual “turn-on” for ol’ Reynard…)

As to the pictured event(s): I do realize that runnybabbits have a bit of a tendency towards passivity, but – that does seem rather…extreme-ish.

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 9, 2017, 9:33 pm

How allegorical!
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Rabbit = France
Weasel = muzzie invaders.
~
Non-muzzie population in France, 2011 = 62.3 million (est)
Muzzie population in France, 2011 = 7.7 (estimated)
The true numbers are being hidden; situation much worse.
~
UK has an estimated muzzie population, in 2011, of 4.4% or 2,786,635 of the total population. Do you believe it?
~
Regardez, s’il vous plaît:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3MzHHAWMAMbsad.jpg

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 9, 2017, 10:35 pm

Hard to say. They self-segregate. So there are, like, NONE down here in Whitemanistan, but there are towns that approach 100%.

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 9, 2017, 10:47 pm

Everybody take a deep breath…
~
COMEY FIRED
~
Bye-bye, Jim… get a good lawyer

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 9, 2017, 11:03 pm

Maybe Uncle B should sleep with one eye open?

 


Comment from Drew458
Time: May 9, 2017, 11:03 pm

Wow, there really is a reason they call folks “dumb bunnies”!

Guess that rabbit never read Watership Down.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 9, 2017, 11:05 pm

I saw some figures of the population of muslim vs non-muslim in smaller cities in the UK. The most startling thing was the number of muslim children compared to non-muslim. It was 5-10 to one.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 9, 2017, 11:08 pm

So, Weasels Ripped My Flesh is more than a catchy album title, huh?

 


Comment from RimrockR
Time: May 9, 2017, 11:12 pm

Perhaps the bunny doesn’t fully grasp the danger of the smaller stoat? Looks like the stoat said “kem here I got a secret to tells youz”.

I can tell you the bunnies in my yard really fight my hound when she grabs them – tho they always lose sad to say.

 


Comment from Crabby Old Bat
Time: May 10, 2017, 12:28 am

Vegan who raised her 12 cats on vegan diet is happy to report the survivor is doing just fine . . .

 


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: May 10, 2017, 12:47 am

One of my favorite quotes:

“And the lion shall lay down with the lamb works out fine, as long as you remember to keep adding fresh lambs”

 


Comment from Sporadic Small Arms Fire
Time: May 10, 2017, 1:05 am

The Stoat sez:
I Can Haz Congress!

 


Comment from iamfelix
Time: May 10, 2017, 1:33 am

“Mr Kearley, who has been picturing wildlife for ten years, said: ‘I was out on a walk with my other half and the dog.”

I originally speed-read that as “was out walking with the other half of my dog.”

The stoat got your DOG, too?

Slow down, Felix.

A DINGO ATE MY BABY!!!

 


Comment from iamfelix
Time: May 10, 2017, 1:36 am

PS Happy Birthday Fest, Stoaty.

 


Comment from Veeshir
Time: May 10, 2017, 4:26 am

One thing I can agree with is that carnivores eating meat is a social costruct just as much as gender.

 


Comment from OldFert
Time: May 10, 2017, 4:57 am

I’m amused by the dog food ads touting the veggie content, with pictures of peas and grain and so forth. Pretty much the only veggies a wild dog would get is in the wabbit’s stomach.

And yes, Happy birfmonth, Stoaty.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 10, 2017, 9:04 am

I’d like to know how dogs even taste anything. You know, when you give them a piece of meat they woof it down so fast I doubt it touches their tongue.

 


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 10, 2017, 10:05 am

Hey! I eat like that, Ric Fan 😉

Now perhaps you lot will have some sympathy with a poor badger when he goes for a walk in the park with Her Stoatliness… Quite embarrassing it can be. ‘Sorry about the dead rabbits, Mr Park Keeper…’

 


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 10, 2017, 11:40 am

@Ric Fan – ours are able to taste, and discard, pills buried in almost anything.

As a rule though I don’t think their sense of taste is that great, we’ve had to put the cat box behind barriers because they raid it for the buried ‘snacks’.
Son #2 referred to one of them as “Quincy poo tongue”.

 


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 10, 2017, 11:46 am

And happy birthday again Lady S.
Mrs Durnedyankee had hers 2 days ago.

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: May 10, 2017, 1:51 pm

Comment from Drew458
Time: May 9, 2017, 11:03 pm
Wow, there really is a reason they call folks “dumb bunnies”!

Guess that rabbit never read Watership Down.
*
*
General Woundwort to his soldier rabbits, as a stoat approaches: “Stoats aren’t dangerous. Come — AAARGGH!!! ACK!!! AIEEEE!!! (gurgle gurgle)”

Capt. Holly: “Oh, well. Guess that’s how it goes. Back to Efrafa. Lettuce for everyone!”

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: May 10, 2017, 1:52 pm

Oh, and as for “starting early enough” to turn foxes into vegetarians, we’d need to hop into the DeLorean and head back a few million years.

 


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 10, 2017, 6:26 pm

And speaking of dumb bunnies – The Comey-larity commences.

Prepare to be amazed at the number of people completely unclear on how the US government works as they gather and keen their cry “IMPEACHMENT!!!!” which will echo through the rabbit warrens of coastal America.

 


Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: May 10, 2017, 6:36 pm

Ric Fan, I once had a dog that liked green olives but not pimentos. Toss her an olive and she’d work her mouth a bit with a thoughtful expression, spit out the pimento and munch happily away.

Same dog would eat unshelled peanuts. Toss her one, she’d carefully masticate, then – “ptui!” – spit out the shell and chew the peanuts.

 


Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: May 10, 2017, 6:38 pm

durnedyankee, they’ll be the same sooper smirt ones who, after the election, tweeted their cunning schemes.

Which were generally along the lines of:

1) Impeach Trump
2) Repeat election with Hillary vs. Pence
3) President Hillary!

 


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 10, 2017, 7:11 pm

@Steve –
I don’t think they see the need for step #2 –

it’s clear a lot of them think it’s more like deciding the 1st place runner in a race cheated and the race officials will take away the medal and award it to the 2nd place runner.

 


Comment from OldFert
Time: May 10, 2017, 8:08 pm

Steve Skubinna — But could your dog knot a cherry stem in her mouth?

 


Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: May 11, 2017, 5:18 am

OldFert, it would not have surprised me.

But she left us years before Twin Peaks. And she was too demure… more of a Donna Hayward type.

 

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