Saturday, March 22

The Great Easter Bunny Shoot

An annual event, this was the scene in a nearby park today. I don't know how
many rabbits there are here but last it year it was approximately 16,000. Here the rabbits are
laid out in groups of 10 ready for easy counting by the judges.

Other pests were allowed as well. In a similar shoot at Mossburn a couple of weeks ago the winners shot 470 hares, 80 rabbits, 8 magpies, 33 possums, a goose, a mouse and a cat.

Today there was one goat. One team in a rush of enthusiam had even added 3 turkeys, which, while I was sorry to see them dead, did provide me with a very nice tail feather as
a souvenir.