Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Easter Bunny

One of the events taking place in this town during Easter is a massive rabbit shoot. Organised by the Alexandra Lions Club, this event has been going for 10 years or so, and is very well supported. Teams of 12 come from all over the country to shoot as many rabbits as they can in a 24 hour period. Each team must stick to the block of land allocated to them, and some blocks have more rabbits than others.
Rabbits were introduced here in the late 1800's, and have cost this country millions of dollars since.
The winning team, pictured above, shot over 2,000 rabbits in the 24 hours. The hardest part, says one of them, was picking them up.

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