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    Default What happens if you eat a myxomatosis rabbit

    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?

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    I don't think it affects humans but you'd have to be pretty hungry to eat one by choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    I don't think it affects humans but you'd have to be pretty hungry to eat one by choice.
    Sums it up nicely
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    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 19:23. Reason: typos made me look like a numpty

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    My brother Geoff ate one once....

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    It doesn't affect humans, but just look at an infected rabbit and you won't feel so hungry after all.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanD View Post
    My brother Geoff ate one once....

    Hey you guys!!!

    Is that Sloth from the Goonie's dad?

    His face rings a bell anyway...
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyagi View Post
    Hey you guys!!!

    Is that Sloth from the Goonie's dad?

    His face rings a bell anyway...

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Charles Laughton LOL was the pun intended?
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    I ate a mixy one once, started turning left at Albuquerque!

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    You'd probably pop up in the next Bushcraft Betty Cartoon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Large Sack View Post
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Charles Laughton LOL was the pun intended?
    Nah, he's nowhere near that witty
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    Quote Originally Posted by Large Sack View Post
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Charles Laughton LOL was the pun intended?
    Doesn't Esmarelda use a wok to iron his shirts?.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by southey View Post
    I ate a mixy one once, started turning left at Albuquerque!
    Now that's comedy.
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    Call me shallow but the only bunny with big eyes I'd be interested in catching would be one of these.


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    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"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Large Sack View Post
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Charles Laughton LOL was the pun intended?
    Yes, I'm afraid I'm old enough to recognise Charles Laughton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomBartlett View Post
    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"
    lmao love it

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    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"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whittler Kev View Post
    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.
    When I'm in an affected area I'll 'neck' any I see.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker View Post
    Call me shallow but the only bunny with big eyes I'd be interested in catching would be one of these.

    Yep, could definately eat that alive.
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    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

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    What about secondary infections?

    Yes, I would humaley dispatch it too.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker View Post
    Call me shallow but the only bunny with big eyes I'd be interested in catching would be one of these.

    Anyone got a tutorial on the best way to catch one of these?
    Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvestman View Post
    Anyone got a tutorial on the best way to catch one of these?
    It's easy, you don't even need to be good looking, great in bed, or have a personality. Become a Premiereship footballer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvestman View Post
    Anyone got a tutorial on the best way to catch one of these?
    If it's any consolation they can't run so fast in those heels, so catching it shouldn't be too hard. Keeping it... well, that's another matter.

    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.

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