Thursday, May 18, 2006

GARDENERS BEWARE! Furry Fiend 'Run Over'

Alligators. Caterpillars. Deer. Slugs and snails. Coons. Squirrels. Dogs and cats digging. Armadillos and possums and birds and bears, even.

These are the normal sorts of animal problems we get in our plots of land down here.

I've been watching all y'alls gardens going all gorgeous out there. Such pretty garden bits on the blogs! All those tasty veggies ripening in the sun.

Only to be threatened by the equally burgeoning wildlife.

Just be glad you don't have to deal with THIS one. And click on the link, too, down below. The picture of the culprit in question is just...killer.

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UK News
End of the road?

Furry Fiend 'Run Over'

Updated: 18:28, Thursday May 18, 2006

Gardeners and allotment-holders may be able to breathe a sigh of relief after reports that a giant rabbit terrorising their plots has been run over.

The giant rabbit, whose carrot-crunching exploits caused vegetable growers to put a bounty on its head, was the accidental victim of a teenage driver, according to the Northumberland Gazette.

The creature was dubbed the Were-Rabbit of Felton by residents of the Northumberland village, after the Wallace and Gromit film featuring a monster bunny that wrecked plots.

Growers were so fed up they announced a shoot-to-kill policy on the beast last month, and sharp-shooters were positioned around the allotment to protect the crops.

Rael Rawlinson, an 18-year-old A Level student, said she ran over a "massive" rabbit on an approach road to the A1 late at night.

It cracked the bumper of her car, leaving a tuft of fur, before it went under the wheels.

Rael, who was unable to stop in time, told the paper: "When I got out and had a look, it was stretched out on the ground.

"It was about 2ft long."

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-13524685,00.html

4 comments:

pepektheassassin said...

Must've been the SAME rabbit that accosted Jimmy Carter once....

k said...

Whoa! I don't remember that incident! Tell tell!

Did you recognize the rabbit from his picture?

pepektheassassin said...

Gee, when Jimmy was President, and he was out in a boat on some lake, he said he was attacked by this giant RABBIT...how could you forget something as spectular as THIS???

pepektheassassin said...

You can check this one out (If I was smarter I'd send you the link)...just type in Jimmy Carter and the Killer Rabbit in your search box, and you'll get the whole story!