I took my air rifle and arrived at
I headed straight for the main feeding area, and counted 7 rabbits sat
out, the nearest was 15 yards away, so I sighted in on him, and gently squeezed the
He slumped where he was sat, and the loud
of the pellet hitting his skull
made the others run for cover.
I sat in wait, and after about 10 minutes, a rabbit came back into view. I
waited for another to show up before taking a shot, and...
Number 2 lay dead in the
I waited again...
I watched through a hole in the
dry-stone wall, waiting for my perfect shot to appear.
15 minutes went by,
and still I waited. Another couple of minutes passed, and the field seem to come
alive with rabbits again.
yards out a large buck hopped from the cover, and sat in the clearing sniffing
the air. I put my sights on his head, watched him sniff the air, then squeezed
leapt in the air and landed on his side, without a single kick.
climbed the wall, collected my 3 rabbits, and headed back to the car.
got back to Jim's garden, I spotted a rabbit in the undergrowth, so dropped my
rabbits, and crept towards the wall.
reached the wall, and peered over slowly with the rifle ready.
still there, and was heading towards a hole in the wall. I waited, and he
late, I was ready...
He was hit in the head
with 14.4 grains of lead at over 600 feet per second, and didn't make it into
I returned to the car, lay the catch
on the fallen leaves, and took my photo.