Thursday, April 12, 2007 - Endangered Rabbits Returned to Wild, Quickly Eaten - Science News | Current Articles

What a total waste of taxpayer dollars, saving rabbits.They will probably find them nesting in a K Mart sign, as they did Spotted Owls after costly preservation methods.

Stay tuned for the next article from Ephrata,WA , in which Fish and Wildlife staff are amazed at the increase in the coyote, hawk, and owl population in the Sagebrush Flat Wildlife Area, as they enjoy the million dollar rabbit feast.

Perhaps they should introduce them to Australia?

"Throw another shrimpy rabbit on the barbie!" :-)

EPHRATA, Wash. —

Most of a group of 20 endangered rabbits that were reintroduced to the wild with great fanfare last month have been killed by predators, state officials said.

Only four of the rabbits released on March 13 remained at the Sagebrush Flat Wildlife Area as of Tuesday, said David Hays, pygmy rabbit coordinator for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Hays said two males were removed earlier this month and will be returned at the end of April. The other 14 rabbits are believed to have fallen victim to predators, mainly coyotes, but also hawks and owls, Hays said.

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The rabbits, small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, eat sagebrush and are the only rabbits in the United States that dig their own burrows.

The Sagebrush Flat Wildlife Area, about 10 miles north of Ephrata, is considered the last native home of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit. The rabbit was listed as a state endangered species in 1993 and federally protected in 2003.

The 3,700-acre release site has been watched daily by Fish and Wildlife staff. Several of the rabbits were fitted with GPS monitors. Of the four rabbits remaining at the site, three are females who could be pregnant, officials said.

Hays said the rapid decline in population does not doom the multimillion-dollar project to return the near-extinct rabbit to its natural environment. More rabbits will be released in the area, and experts are looking for ways to reduce predation.

"We're taking it week by week. This is valuable learning time," he said.

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Sunday, April 08, 2007

He Is Alive

It is said that Christianity is a crutch for the weak.
In reality, all of us are spiritual paralytics,
and need so much more than a crutch,
we need a stretcher.
Without Jesus Christ, we can do nothing.
With God, all things are possible.

This video of Team Hoyt is a symbol of the role of our own strength and ability to get us across Heaven's finish line.
Zero. Nada. Zip.
Our role is to trust Him.

He will never let you down.
He Is Alive.
Happy Easter,

Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday, Indeed.

A Favorite song of mine:

It is Finished - by Leonard Ravenhill


... Just three words - IT IS FINISHED.

The Greatest Words Ever Uttered
By the Greatest Man That Ever Lived.

In these three words I see the consummation of all the Old Testament truth and the germination of all New Testament truth.

Source: It is Finished - Leonard Ravenhill