Michael Cox wrote:I’m not sure cats will kill adult rabbits
Michael Cox wrote:I was just weeding in the vegetable garden and a stoat trotted past, carrying a dead young rabbit!
I’m super excited because a) we have never seen one here before, in 15 years at this property and b) anything that successfully hunts rabbits round here I’m a fan of!
I wonder if stoats hunt squirrels? Our squirrel population - epic last year - is near zero this year.
John F Dean wrote:Cats definitely kill rabbits. But it gets a little tricky. Any predator will calculate their hunger vs the odds of being injured. My experience has been that cats will leave rabbits alone if mice are available.