2007

SZ5280 : Rabbit with Myxomatosis

taken 17 years ago, near to Roud, Isle of Wight, England

Rabbit with Myxomatosis
Rabbit with Myxomatosis
Closer view of the rabbit in SZ5280 : Cornfield near Sheepwash Farm. The swollen eyes can clearly be made out meaning blindness has set in. Judging by the condition of the rabbit and the speed it ran off when it sensed I had got too close suggests it has just caught the disease which is borne by fleas in this country. If it has not succumbed to a natural predator or any other accident it probably has about 10 days of its life left.

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Category: Wildlife
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SZ5280, 14 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Simon Carey   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 28 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 July, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 525 803 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.2245N 1:15.5284W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 525 803
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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