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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Rabbits rescue !!

 சூப்பர் ஸ்டாரு  யாருன்னு  கேட்டா  !  சின்னக்குழந்தையும்  சொல்லும் -  கண்ணா

உங்க பேரை ஒருதரம்  சொன்னா, நிமிர்ந்து  எழுந்திடும்  புல்லும்

~ was a very popular song set to the music of Chandrabose.  Raja ChinnaRoja directed by S. P. Muthuraman, produced by M. Saravanan and M. Balasubramaniam of AVM Productions was a Rajni hit of 1989. The plot revolves around Raja (Rajinikanth), who arrives in the city to become an actor. In the process he meets his childhood friend and is forced to take care of his nieces and nephews.  The film was commercially successful, and had a 175-day theatrical run.

It was based on - ‘Who framed Roger Rabbit’  ~ ~ ~ ~ Rabbits  - the cute little animals - are small mammals in the family Leporidae. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe.  ‘ a deer caught in the headlights’ -  means ‘to be so frightened or surprised that you cannot move or think’ – it is stated that deer and rabbit when caught in the glare of the vehicle headlight, would stop dumb.

Many a times, we carry some misconceptions…..I have heard people say that ‘rabbit’ must be lifted by its ears and goose by its neck… in fact – a small time Goldsmith in TP koil Street, Triplicane reared 4 rabbits and people used to lift them by ear.

Miles away, down under in New Zealand, Rabbit rescuers were only able to save two domestic bunnies from a council cull, despite it being delayed for weeks to give them more time.  According to this post in Stuff Co NZ, the cull took place on Tuesday night at Auckland’s popular Western Springs.  Auckland Council’s regional arborists and ecological manager David Stejskal said 27 rabbits were killed – 13 in Western Springs lakeside park, and 14 in Western Springs outer fields.

The night shoot was announced in January2022  in hopes of eradicating the wild rabbit population, which had been eating newly planted native plants.However, it was postponed until March over fears dozens of dumped domestic bunnies would also be killed, giving the community time to remove and rehome abandoned pets.

Boulder, was one of the two rabbits rescued from Western Springs beforethe  cull.Local resident Gael Baldock said rescuers had been trying to locate and remove any dumped pets over the past month, but it had been a challenge.“It's not easy to rescue, catching rabbits is like herding cats.”Only two domestic rabbits were removed from the park, but Baldock said at least five others been spotted in the area, and rescuers planned to continue searching for them.  Auckland Council had agreed to only shoot the wild rabbits, and leave the domestic rabbits alive.

Local resident Gael Baldock said she was happy with the result and grateful the council had engaged with the community.Stejskal confirmed no domestic rabbits were seen or shot during Tuesday night’s cull.  However, Baldock said unfortunately, only one of the rescued rabbits would survive.The second rabbit, Burrow, was found in “terrible condition” and needed up to $400 worth of medical treatment.She said it was a harsh reminder of the consequences of dumping domestic rabbits.

In February, Auckland Council’s general manager of community facilities, Taryn Crewe, said the council was aware of people dumping pet rabbits at the park, but culling was still the approach needed to manage the population.“Unfortunately, capturing and rehoming wild/feral rabbits is not feasible for Auckland Council as the rate at which rabbits breed means we are dealing with very large numbers.”

In Cricket terminology – Rabbit is no. 10 or no. 11 batsmen -  particularly incompetent with the bat – specialist bowlers,  incapable of scoring runs.    Bunny is the term used when a higher order batsman gets out frequently to the same bowler.  In 1970s, Indian tail used to start rather early and would capitulate very easily once the top order got out – Bedi, Prasanna and Chandrasekhar were known for making little contribution with the bat and some higher no. of ducks.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar
10th Mar 2022.

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