For you PETA folks, I'm sorry. And I can ASSURE you he didn't suffer- not even a twitch. Just lights out.
TO the rest of us: I saw this guy out my window this a.m. While I was having my breakfast he was having his....fruit tree bark! And we don't have any snow, so out of all the possible foods out there he has to eat my tree??? Oh well. Hope he enjoyed his last meal. Sorry if I sound cold, but just like many of the posters in this thread, I'm tired of these guys!
BTW....I don't who was happier, me or my Brittany Spaniel who goes on point for both rabbits AND quail (something true hunters will say shows a lack of proper training but which I happen to enjoy!)
BTW, it might make some of you feel a little better to know this guy won't go to waste. I have already cleaned and quartered him and he's soaking in brine in the fridge right now while I sit and work and look up recipes for rabbit. I'm leaning toward a rabbit stew in my crock pot but am open to recipes (hint!) Where are my chefs? @marknmt , @tennessean , @chefmon , @Lids , @markalbob, @kshaunfield , @Derby42 , @glib and the rest of you who enjoy cooking? Me and probably others here will likely have need of more recipes in the coming weeks!
(BTW, I sure hope @fruitnut doesn't notice all the wood chips around my trees! I know he/you are right about nitrogen/wood chips and I certainly respect your opinion, but I got it free (inc delivery), its good for weeds, helps hold moisture, and just plain looks good! (to me). So hopefully I won't be in too much trouble! ha. Its my first time and its only on 1/2 my trees.