Originally Posted by kildare.17hmr
what are you on about
your missing the point, the numbers accounted for have been steady year on year which means there has not been a drop in population. the population regeneratres itself every year. when people were getting £20 a fox tail they were not wipped out and that was alot of money, you could have easily made a weeks wages in a night or 2 of shooting!
sure rabbits are shot as it is anyway because they do huge damage to land. ill take some pics over the weekend if i get a chance and show you what i mean but just a couple of examples from a walk the other day.
a field of wheat with pockets of crop gone completley, the rest is about waist height now but some of these pockets of damage you could build a small house on. thats alot of money to a farmer lost to rabbits.
the next field has about 80 cows in it, we spotted 2 baby rabbits standing about 30 yards out from the hedge, we moved towards them and the just dissapeared into the ground, i could fit my sixe 10 boot into this hole to above my ankle and my arm to passed my elbow! if a cow stepped in this it would break a leg and probably be there over night or all day untill fould by the farmer. The hole was filled in as best we could at the time but i would guess next time i go over there it will be open again
In 'on about' marketing- if it needs further explanation then Heuston- we really do have a problem.
Point was missed but not by me
, Numbers 'accounted for' by your reasoning DOES NOT EQUAL a population number by mine.
Your reasonIng just indicates HOW MANY have been killed. Doesnt remotely give any indication WHATSOEVER about how many were killed out of
how many ('how many' also could be known as a 'population number'
). Seems to me that this population number is unknown OR QUITE FRANKLY NOT EVEN CARED/ WONDERED ABOUT and confused with a 'kill' or 'tail' count. As I said before and Ill make it simpler still- If 1(KILLED) out of 10(POPULATION NUMBER) were killed each year but the 10(POPULATION NUMBER OBVIOUSLY) reduced by 1 each year, well, eventually you would Be killing 1 out of 0- WHICH EQUALS? EXTINCT??? LIGHT BULB MOMENT.
In other words THINK ABOUT IT DONT PRESUME THERES ENOUGH TO 'GO ROUND', as it were. ANOTHER LIGHT BULB MOMENT
Sure do you think 'lack of natural food sources' AKA RABBITS could account for anything at all?
And Re the holes in the ground- quite frankly cows can trip themselves up, and me/ you/ AND joe soap, with THEIR OWN
flippin hoof prints- should you shoot/ hunt them too??? (The cows that is- not me/ you or joe soap)