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Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Mighty Hunter


Taken at 450 yards: .308 w/ 110 grain Vmax

Them things charge when they're wounded, ya know....

h/t CG

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  • At 6:48 PM, Blogger Jerry The Geek said…

    "Rabbit fever: An infection in rabbits and other wild rodents caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis that can be transmitted to humans by contact with infected animal tissues or ticks. Also called tularemia."
    [...]
    "Tularemia has declined in frequency in the US, probably because wild rabbits are no longer available in markets and also because of increased awareness among hunters of the risks posed by sick rabbits."

    Read the whole thing here:
    http://tinyurl.com/5hcugg

     
  • At 7:22 PM, Blogger Cowboy Blob said…

    Jerry, we know about that here, which is why we only hunt rabbits after a hard overnight freeze or two. We didn't get that in the valley this year, but Karl was hunting at a higher elevation. You can usually tell an AZ winter hunter by the dark T-shirt instead of the white one!

     
  • At 10:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    In Wyoming that is known as a doe jackalope

     
  • At 6:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Transmission may be by direct contact, contact with aerosolized bacteria, eating infected tissue or by the bite of a colonized tick, deerfly, or flea that has fed on a sick rabbit."

    "The antibiotics streptomycin and tetracycline are commonly used to treat tularemia."

    "Tularemia is fatal in about 5% of untreated cases, and in less than 1% of treated cases."


    Holy crap, don't go outside you might get rabbit fever! Even if you don't TOUCH a rabbit, a tick might leap from the brush and assault you with a illness that's treatable via antibiotics. I'm going to hide in the house from now on.

     

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