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ElmerFud
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Stinking Rabbit carcass.
Feb 27th, 2010 at 10:37am
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So I got a rabbit tonight.

Gutted (curious, upper area had hundreds of little brown balls, not part of any organ I've ever heard of), skinned. OK.

Washed out carcass, washed it washed it washed it. Still stank.

Took it home and wash and wash. Still stank like hell.

Gave up wrapped it in lots plastic bags and dumped in the bin.

Ok. So where did I go wrong?

Gut shot? Parasites? RCD? What?
  
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Reply #1 - Feb 27th, 2010 at 6:52pm
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Of the 10,000 - 12,000 rabbits I've gutted never had that.

Had you gut shot it? Maybe exploded the gut bag and something it had been eating. Or were the balls actually on part of the stomach.
  

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Reply #2 - Feb 28th, 2010 at 5:13am
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Yeah they stink IMO.

I think people get used to it. It took me 3 days to get rid of the stink on my hands last time I gutted some. Never again.

It doesn't smell like dead things, or guts as such, just a distinct, rabbity smell i guess you would say:)
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 28th, 2010 at 6:33am
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What kind of stink are you guys talking about??

They dont stink, well unless you cut their pornch bag open or blow it open with a bullet
  

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Reply #4 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 4:16am
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If the balls came from the stomach they may be bezoar-formed from hairballs. Such balls from cattle are used in herbal medicine and worth good money.
  
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Reply #5 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 4:26am
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Hmmm, perhaps we could farm them like um... rabbit pearls?
  

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Reply #6 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 4:27am
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ex-rabbithunter wrote on Feb 28th, 2010 at 6:33am:
What kind of stink are you guys talking about??


Like living next to a meatworks mate - after a couple of years ya cant smell it.

Rabbits have a distinctive smell.  Rather rabbity.
  

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Reply #7 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 4:37am
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Cant say ive ever smelt it
  

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Reply #8 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 5:46am
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They do have a distinctive smell if you nick the intestines or the gut, but then we all would.. When gutting I use rubber gloves now, otherwise the fluids seems to attack the skin and painfull cracking occurs.

As to the balls? My thoughts are , its only a rabbit, chuck it, and shoot another one.  Grin
  

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Reply #9 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 5:49am
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headcase wrote on Mar 2nd, 2010 at 5:46am:
They do have a distinctive smell if you nick the intestines or the gut, but then we all would.. When gutting I use rubber gloves now, otherwise the fluids seems to attack the skin and painfull cracking occurs.

As to the balls? My thoughts are , its only a rabbit, chuck it, and shoot another one.  Grin


Yeah I for a while used rubber gloves but since decided against it. (I  still carry them with me, as if I have a cut on my hand and it gets rabbit blood on it, by golly gosh does it hurt)

+1 about the chuck it if you dont think it worthy to eat. Always more for you to get that are healthier.
  

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Reply #10 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 9:11am
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ex-rabbithunter wrote on Feb 27th, 2010 at 6:52pm:
Had you gut shot it? Maybe exploded the gut bag and something it had been eating.


Guess it was the gut shot that did it. And possibly because I dug a little deep when opening it and slit the membrane slightly.

And the brown balls? No idea. Weird.

But as you say, I'll apply the same rule to rabbits as I apply to Mushrooms. If something seems odd, chuck it.
  
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Reply #11 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 9:29am
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Blood from internal bleeding forms little balls and medical people refer to them as coffee grinds, use your imagination on that one. My ex is a nurse and liked to describe patients with cancer throwing these coffee grinds up after a night shift while I was pouring my.......coffee at breakfast  Roll Eyes Actually it never bothered me!

Possible the blood congealed into those balls when in contact with the fluids in there although I would have thought it would take a little longer.

Like others said, any doubt about any animal best to play it safe and discard it.
  
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Reply #12 - Mar 2nd, 2010 at 7:58pm
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I know this seems a bit obvious, but the little brown balls I find inside rabbits are rabbit shit pellets.  Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #13 - Mar 5th, 2010 at 5:35am
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Vanman wrote on Mar 2nd, 2010 at 7:58pm:
I know this seems a bit obvious, but the little brown balls I find inside rabbits are rabbit shit pellets.  Roll Eyes


The obvious is often overlooked.  Wink

Elmer , its been said before,, gut your rabbits within a short time of shooting them, its so much easier to do it cleanly. After a half hour or so the gut starts to bloat, and its pressing out againts the skin, making the skin diffucult to slice open without knicking the intestines.
  

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Reply #14 - Mar 5th, 2010 at 6:33am
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To get the rabbit smell off your hands,soap up your hands with a good squirt of tooth paste,rinse off all good . WinkAll animals and fish should be gutted ASAP.Ge HC i bet you a smelly bugger when you get home,sleep with the dogs Grin Grin
  

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