I don't think it affects humans but you'd have to be pretty hungry to eat one by choice.
I have been told that the myxomatosis virus is a pox virus, and wondered if there were any health implications for humans.
Would you guys eat it?
I heard your buttocks swell up 3 times their normal size and eventually fall off. The result is you are unable to sit down for the rest of your life.
I'd avoid it, even if I were hungry.
Last edited by Biker; 01-07-2010 at 20:23. Reason: typos made me look like a numpty
It doesn't affect humans, but just look at an infected rabbit and you won't feel so hungry after all.
Ha! You may think thats bad, but have a look at my mate 'W':
and his pal 'R':
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"
i suppose the advantage of eating a mxy rabbit is that it would be easy to catch, you prob wouldnt be able to grab it by the ears though.....
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It's safe to eat an infected rabbit that has been cooked, but I'd have to be starving to do it.
I ate a mixy one once, started turning left at Albuquerque!
You'd probably pop up in the next Bushcraft Betty Cartoon...
Call me shallow but the only bunny with big eyes I'd be interested in catching would be one of these.
Two rabbits eating toasted sandwiches..
The first rabbit sticks to eating a ham and cheese sandwich.
The second rabbit tries a ham and cheese sandwich.. and then tries a cheese and tomato sandwich...
The second rabbit is halfway through his second sandwich when he suddenly collapses and starts to writhe in pain..
"Whats wrong"? asks the first rabbit..
with his last breath, the second rabbit replies...."Mixing my toasties"
Son of Paul, brother of Mark.
But the next question everyone has avoided is
Would you finish one off humanely and dispose of it if you saw one? just thinking that most starve to death if they don't die of thirst first.
Is my irony bone playing up again? Isn't the pun with the Hunchback of Notre Dame "His face rings a bell"?
"Mixing my toasties"
Much rather be doing another type of necking with the bunny in Biker's pic though.
I'm wondering if there will be a few less cases this year following the harsh winter. Bites are transmitted by fleas and ticks, so hopefully the cold might have bumped a few of these off.
Horrendous way for the rabbits to die.
Last edited by Bushwhacker; 02-07-2010 at 10:22.
Is this a recent picture of our legendary Mod... Toddy?
If not there's a definite resemblance.
Looking forward to seeing you soon Mary at Moot.
I have eaten a few myx'd rabbits not through hunger and never done me any harm as the virus is species specific and only affects the nervous system not the meat but the drawback of them is there is not much meat on them so a bit of a waste of time
What about secondary infections?
Yes, I would humaley dispatch it too.
Dispatching a poor mixied bunny is a mercy.
I'd rather not eat one.
As for the one with the the gill nets on her legs - I'd say contagion is highly likely.
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What JonathanD said; become a vacuous premier footy player but then you'd have to have an IQ of a retarded ant. Now Rugby players they seem quite eloquent. Don't know if their wives look like a bunny though.