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Dead Hares
Dec 5th, 2017 at 7:04pm
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Over the weekend I found 4 dead hares on the track above Rangi Hut. Any ideas on how they died and how they came to be on the track?. Doc wont give me an answer.
  
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Reply #1 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 8:06pm
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Far as Im aware Hares are very picky and only eat the finest of herbs. Desto very hard to poison them if not impossible.

Possibly a virus of some kind, everything has viral or bacterial weaknesses.

The only other thing I could think of is poisoned water, or a single dose of lead poisoning.   Roll Eyes

European Brown Hares, which i understand are our Hares, have been proven susceptible to variations of the virus that is planned to be introduced here in a few months. I say variations because we will be releasing the K5 variation, which has not jumped species as yet, but another european variation has been shown in Spain to kill hares also.

As I understand it from media reports , that virus was released illegally in Australia.
  

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Reply #2 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 1:11pm
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Most likely hares out of Aunties' bikini line I would think. they would all be dead wouldn't they   Smiley
  
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