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Predated Rabbit

Observed: 6th April 2012 By: ex-royalex-royal’s reputation in Mammalsex-royal’s reputation in Mammals
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Description:

Not sure what might have done this.

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Comments

Refugee's picture

Location?

The pin in the map looks like it is pointing into a tree. This location is also on street view and shows a tree that has grass right up to the trunk. It looks wrong to me.

Refugee

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LOCATION

In my inexperience with the "use map" feature I hadn't realised I could be more precise in indicating the location by using the "satellite" button but I have found it now and re-entered location of this observation, which is about 40m from the tree you mention. I still don't know how to get to street view with this feature but will keep on trying.
The remains of the rabbit were between a hedge planted about 3 years ago and a neighbouring fence. The whole space involved was covered with bark chippings which remain in place.

Alan

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The pin

It now looks like the pin is in the middle of a field of cereal crop with no hedge for a good few yards. Has the field now got housing on it?
You should be able to move the little gold man from the left side of the map to the street you want to look at.
What is left of the rabbit looks like someone has tried to chop its head off and taken the shoulder and a few ribs with it. The head looks too un-damaged for it to have predated by something like a dog as there it no sign of chewing.

Refugee

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The pin

I don't know why the pin had moved to somewhere near Hexham!
Thanks for the tip re the little gold man - excellent. You should now be able to see the hedge behind which I found the rabbit.

Alan

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Wrong location again

This time the pin has moved to an adjacent property - I'm not having much luck. If you look left 7 o'clock of where the pin is now you will see a long thinnish green area of hawthorn and privet with a decking area just north of it. The rabbit was immediately south of (and over the fence to) the decking.

Alan

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GONE

What was left of the rabbit has disappeared except for two tufts....

Alan