Sunday, 19 February 2012
A close run thing...
At 3 o'clock this morning we were awoken by the horrible sound of screaming rabbits.
I was out of bed and half way down the stairs before I thought "Jeez, I am going REALLY fast - I hope I can stop!"
I hit the back door running with Custard right behind me.
Out onto the path, the first thing I saw was NUB, thrashing on the ground. I thought his neck was broken and he was dying, but I picked him up anyway before Custard made sure. I guess that the cat had dropped him and fled when the door opened.
It was soon clear that he was alive. There was no blood but it was clear that he had been grabbed by the back of the neck. We put him in a carry basket while we tried to find out what had happened.
It was probably around this time that I realised how cold it was and thought how good it was that I was actually wearing PJs...
It looked like a cat had made a very small gap in the wire which NUB had escaped through, straight into the waiting cat's mouth. Hurried repairs were made before we put NUB back into the run and returned to bed, not really sleeping as every sound had us on edge.
Today, NUB has been subdued, although he has been eating on and off. Not as much as usual, but at least he as not gone into the shutdown that traumatised rabbits can do. He seems to be bruised and frightened by his experience, but hopefully he will be OK in a couple of days.