Posted on Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM
Interesting how things work out. For several days my son has been harassing a local yard rabbit. After a sighting yesterday he went out to no avail, but noticed our cat was carrying something. It turned out to be a young rabbit still alive, but slightly damaged. Maybe I need to hunt with the cat? First he let the rabbit go in the back yard and the chase was on until it made the fence. A little while later he saw the rabbit in the neighbors yard. It was not moving and really suffering from the cat experience. Son dispatched the rabbit. He teased the pups a while with it and drug it around the front yard some, and then just like Where the Red Fern Grows, but not as funny, he drug it around the house around the back yard and hid it. The chase was on! Interestingly, Sadie our mix (1/2 beagle, 1/4 probably pit, and 1/4 who knows) was more focused and on the trail tighter than Si, true to his name was a bit erratic, but along for the ride. Sadie found the rabbit and promptly snatched it and ran under the shed. Remnants are all that remain.
Thanks for the offer and guidance.