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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-24-2017, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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Tame Rabbits ???

Was checking out some new territory for Flintlock and had an odd sighting. I was back in the woods quite a ways and came upon a large stand of pine trees. As I was walking a road that went through the middle of the pines a large white looking rabbit hopped across in front of me about 20 yds ahead. It was a good bit larger than a cottontail and not pure white, but almost. As I was standing there, thinking about what I just saw, another rabbit crossed right where that one did. So I moved up slowly to try and get a closer look at them. I never saw them again, but on the side of the pines where those two came from I looked over and saw another one sitting at the base of a big pine. That makes 3 and I am barely into the pines 75 yds.

I was thinking that maybe they were tame rabbits that had escaped their pens or that maybe someone had released them. But I was pretty far back in the woods and there are no houses around so I don't know about that.

I wonder if it is legal to release tame rabbits into the wild? Can a person shoot tame rabbits found running loose in the woods? I've never seen anything like that before. I am planning to go back again and spend a little more time in that area and see if I can spot any more of them.
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post #2 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-24-2017, 05:13 AM
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could they possibly have been hare ? id keep that under your hat
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Please pm GPS coordinates.


Honestly though, these were likely a hare. Definitely do not want to burn the spot, but what county was this?

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post #4 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-24-2017, 08:39 AM
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If you are in the mountains, its very possible it was a varying hare. I know of a ridgetop here in Fayette County that has them.
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Nature's cruelest trick is turning a hare white in the winter months and then not giving him any snow to hide in.

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post #7 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-24-2017, 10:48 AM
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Might have been wabbits.
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post #8 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-24-2017, 02:16 PM
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Maybe ask Alice?
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post #9 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-25-2017, 03:34 PM
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I seen the same thing bout 6 years ago, I had to go back and get my video cam to film it....but it was smaller then a cottontail though and it was in lackawaxen pa in pike county....

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post #10 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-25-2017, 06:00 PM
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Look up tame bunnies online and see. I think the white Dutch ?? Is a white bunny. But if the colors were all the same I'm thinking hare. If it's hares good for you.
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