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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Myxomatosis Strikes

Among the scores of healthy Rabbits in Luddenden Dean today was this one individual showing signs of myxomatosis. The picture could be better but the swollen eye and orbit can be seeing on enlarging the image. The animal chose to crouch down and lay still as opposed to it's neighbours which ran away.
Rabbit with enlarged eyesockets
Also seen was one Weasel scurrying across the road.

1 comment:

Bruce said...

Hi Nigel
Steve Blacksmith has reported a few infected rabbits as well. I have not seen any. I understand that some have gained immunity from the virus??