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On the Primos Workhorse camera, eating goat pellets!

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Golden retrievers were a breed that was developed to be used.  In their native environment int he UK, they would be expected to run through thorny cover, up and down steep banks, dive into frigid lochs and rivers, and leap walls and fences to recover quarry.

And yes, they would be used on rabbits and hares as well as partridges, grouse, pheasants, and wildfowl.

This breed has, unfortunately, become a victim of fashion.

It’s very sad that I think many people would have trouble identifying the British rabbit retriever in the above photo as a golden. It must be a saluki!

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Another one bites the dust:

another rabbit bites the dust

The “dog pecker gnats” (highly scientific term) are blowing her face.

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From Michael Moore’s Roger & Me:

Source.

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Wabbit twacks

 

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Rabbit versus snake

Epic battle:

Source.

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Wolpertinger

Wolpertingers are Germany’s answer to the jackalope. In fact, the jackalope may have come from the German wolpertinger legend.

Wolpertiners are generally rabbits or hares with horns and/or wings.

The Shope papilloma virus causes cottontail rabbits to develop horn-like tumors, so it may be based on something in reality. However, cottontails are found only in the New World, so it may not be based upon these real life horned rabbits. I don’t know if the virus has been documented in Old World hares or rabbits or if another condition causes horn-like growths in these rabbits and hares.

As for the wings, well, I happened to come across a large display of wolpertingers as the German Hunting and Fishing Museum. One display showed very clearly how the wings were inherited.

Yes, by rabbits mating with chickens.

How else do you think they’d be inherited?

 

 

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