Saturday, December 18, 2010

Alert and warning.

You would think it impossible for a bunny to get their head between the wire elements in this type of fencing/enclosure, wouldn't you? The two vertical wires that are on the extreme right once had the same spacing as those on the left....yesterday morning when I came into the main warren at Heartland Rabbit Rescue I found that Chanel (see pic below) had somehow managed to wedge her head through the two extreme right vertical wires and was trapped.

She was sitting quietly and after some grunting and effort on my part I was able to bend the elements far enough apart to allow her to escape....they were not bent when I arrived...the bending is the result of my efforts. I have no idea how she accomplished the unlikely....but now known to be possible....feat of getting her head between the wires.
Chanel appears to be leery after self-trapping experiment.
She was a little wobbly immediately after her release but fairly quickly started nibbling some hay and roaming around the warren....apparently with no persistent injuries. Chanel provided me with my fright quota for the next two months.

This type of enclosure has been used for many many months for another resident of the warren with no hint of problems or issues. It may be that some of you use this sort of fencing....I am writing just to make you aware that at least one (Chanel is not an especially small or dwarf bunny) lagomorph managed to get her head through the vertical wires.

Chanel also wants to thank Joey for his Holiday greetings and to extend wishes for Happy (and safe) Holidays to everyone.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Heartland said...

It's a really good thing that you came in when you did. That must have happened just before you walked in because I can't imagine her being conscious for very long like that. And for her to stay still and not panic, well, its a miracle. Her guardian angel told her to be very still her uncle is on his way. whew.

2:36 AM  
Blogger Rabbits' Guy said...

Yikes! Whew.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Chanel I am still pondering this. I am so glad you are okay baby girl.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Gayus said...

Strong rabbit.

8:38 AM  

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