Mac had some great fun tonight.

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9 years 10 months ago - 9 years 10 months ago #4946 by CiCoch
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Mac went out lamping with a whippet buddy tonight. He had a great time and caught supper for him and the rest of the pack - one each !!!!

This is what he lives for! dh:)
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9 years 10 months ago #4954 by verenav
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Good for him and his buddy - he looks on the pic , as if he could use his eyes as a lamp....- sorry , had to make this comment. As much as I like lurecoursing as a fun hobby , nothing as breathtaking as seing them hunt.

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9 years 10 months ago #4958 by Brollachan
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Well done Mac, I bet he had fun

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9 years 10 months ago #4979 by sally
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Well done Mac, he looks a bit worried though, maybe it's the thought of giving up his
nights work to his buddies.

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9 years 10 months ago #4999 by houndy
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Fantastic! Well done Mac :) I would be well pleased if Murray could catch one rabbit let alone 4. He doesn't look very pleased with himself though

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9 years 10 months ago #5007 by CiCoch
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houndy wrote:

Fantastic! Well done Mac :) I would be well pleased if Murray could catch one rabbit let alone 4. He doesn't look very pleased with himself though


He was feeling a little tired by that time, and he was keeping an eye on the 6 collie puppies who were threatening to burst out of their pen and pinch his hard earned booty.

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9 years 10 months ago #5008 by Lurch8252
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Brilliant, Murphy caught one before Christmas, more luck than skill on his part, but he doesn't kill them, infact he loves' them, he sits with thm in his paws whilst the poor thing is alive and washes it! The terrier usually spots this and comes in and steals it from him.
Hubby dutifully skinned poor bugs and popped him in the pot with veggies and ate him for tea the next night!
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9 years 10 months ago #5009 by Lurch8252
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Brilliant, Murphy caught one before Christmas, more luck than skill on his part, but he doesn't kill them, infact he loves' them, he sits with thm in his paws whilst the poor thing is alive and washes it! The terrier usually spots this and comes in and steals it from him.
Hubby dutifully skinned poor bugs and popped him in the pot with veggies and ate him for tea the next night!


Picture shows Murphy quite upset that his new found pal was being mauled by Daddy!

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9 years 10 months ago #5019 by Brollachan
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Aw...poor Murphy missed out :( Bree is a bit like that. We watched her playing with a wallaby once, it was so cute. Wallaby hopped, Bree would walk up and pat it, wallaby hopped Bree would pat. I think she reallly wanted it to take off so she could chase it but instead it was just a sloww escort off the property. Just as well Xena was locked inside :)

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9 years 10 months ago #5025 by Robb
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Well done Mac, enjoy your supper. :laugh:

Ben caught one and thought it was a squeeky toy. He kept squeezing it in his mouth and it squeeked. He also caught a duck once, in the bushes near a pond and then went and dropped it in the pond. He hasn't a clue, the terrier is a different story altogether, he's a killer.

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9 years 10 months ago #5036 by wallace
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Well done Mac, the only thing that Eris see and chases are seagulls and squirels and I do not fancy eating either!:unsure:

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9 years 10 months ago #5044 by CiCoch
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Squirrels Make good eating !!!! :silly:

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9 years 10 months ago #5049 by houndy
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Squirrels Make good eating !!!! :silly:


But theres not a lot of meat on them - I suppose they would be nice and crunchy ;)

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9 years 10 months ago #5050 by Lurch8252
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You're all sick! Squirrels are 'tree rats'
Hubby came shopping the other day and picked up Lambs hearts, yuk, I braised then for him and they looked all rubbery with tubes in. He ate them, which is awful.
I'd eat rabbit or hare stew though, as long as the little rib bones had been removed.
I think the way the economy is going, they should over turn the hunting ban and let us all go out and catch our tea! There is some lambs appeared in our field..........quite partial to leg o lamb, but their little faces would save them, I couldn't do it!

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9 years 10 months ago #5051 by elvee
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Ugh!Anything with tubes in is a no no for me,though I will cook them for the dogs.

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9 years 10 months ago #5058 by sally
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Alan's on line in his office Helen. I am waiting for him to come bursting in here
accusing you of sheep rustling. Are they this seasons lambs or last? Our lurcher, Joe
is a very keen courser but he doesn't like to kill his quarry. Joe prefers to jump
into the back of the landrover with his catch and then watch it jump around. As long
as the other dogs can't get his catch he is happy.

Ruag and Joe are a lot like Xena. If their prey stays still they won't touch it but as
soon as it runs they will give chase. The others don't give any chances. If it's
small and furry it's soon dead.

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9 years 10 months ago #5059 by Robb
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Ben chased a rabbit round the garden recently but it escaped down a hole. Poggie the terrier went down the hole and fetched it. We skinned it and cut of the meat and cooked it in a pie. I found it very difficult to eat after seeing it running around the garden an hour earlier. We decided that the next one they catch will be given to them for supper.

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9 years 10 months ago #5068 by CiCoch
CiCoch replied the topic: Re:Mac had some great fun tonight.
I know a lot of people have a problem with killing and eating small furry animals, but I would rather hunt and kill my own food and know that the animal has had a free and happy life up to that point. If an animal has to die for mine or my dogs dinner then I would rather take the responsibility of taking it myself, rather than a slaughterman next to a conveyor belt.

To me, a dog hunting is the most natural thing in world. For me the pleasure is not in the killing, it is the privilege in witnessing one of natures perfect hunters in action and knowing that the he is enjoying every moment of what comes natural.

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9 years 10 months ago #5069 by alan
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Just a tip Robb, don't eat it too soon. Put it in the freezer for a week or two and the memory of its little sweet face and fluffy ears will have faded.:woohoo:

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9 years 10 months ago #5077 by Robb
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CiCoch wrote:

I know a lot of people have a problem with killing and eating small furry animals, but I would rather hunt and kill my own food and know that the animal has had a free and happy life up to that point. If an animal has to die for mine or my dogs dinner then I would rather take the responsibility of taking it myself, rather than a slaughterman next to a conveyor belt.

To me, a dog hunting is the most natural thing in world. For me the pleasure is not in the killing, it is the privilege in witnessing one of natures perfect hunters in action and knowing that the he is enjoying every moment of what comes natural.


I am in agreement with the above sentiments, also an animal killed naturally does taste better. However it's still difficult as we're so used to having our meat killed for us. My neighbour is a farmer and farms both crops and cattle, he still finds it difficult to send his cattle to slaughter. He used to farm sheep but has now stopped as he found that far to difficult.

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Just a tip Robb, don't eat it too soon. Put it in the freezer for a week or two and the memory of its little sweet face and fluffy ears will have faded.:woohoo:


That's a good idea Alan, I'll give it a try next time. Shame we can't legally hunt Deer, they'd go a lot further than a rabbit. I know of some people who poach Deer on Cannock Chase but I'm not sure I'd risk that. I always felt very conspicuous walking Ben over there when I saw a ranger and he did chase Deer on quite a few occasions.

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