View Full Version : Devestated - Missing Bunny!!!

30-06-2006, 10:47 PM
Hi guys

im in absolute termoil at the mo!!!

yesterday i let speckle (my little blind nethie) and chloe have a run about the shed. i left for work at 7.30am and they were both there when i left 100% (as i have so many i have to do spot checks etc etc).

anyway... i came home yesterday eve from work, checked on bunnies and no speckle!!!!! but chloe was there. after lots of hunting around (there arent a lot of places to hide in there) she was definatly missing from the shed.

the thing that gets me though is how???? im so upset... there are no clues to her disapperence and my mind keeps wondering, the shed door was shut (its a stable door and the top was left open)

when i got back the mesh curtain that was up was half way down. chloe was there but no speckle so im wondering if something has taken her. there was no fur or blood and i can only assume that because chloe can see, so she was able to hide and speckle being blind didnt have a clue what was going on and couldnt hide, im assuming she was taken by an unwelcome thing (human or fox???). it wouldve been in the day as well.

i would be more happier if i saw blood and fur because at least then i wouldve known what had happend to her, its this not knowing that is driving me mad!!!!

ive called vets and put posters up and nothing

do you think another animal could have taken her? its strange how just now its happend as for 3 years ive benn leaving that stable door open

ggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

im so mad

30-06-2006, 10:57 PM
ooh nooo.. im soo sorry.. thats so awful for you :( :( I dont know what to suggest :(
I know what you mean about the not knowing... when i was a teenager my pet rabbit vanished from the garden and i never did find him or any trace of him being taken :( Big Hugs

30-06-2006, 10:58 PM

30-06-2006, 11:01 PM
Aww I'm so so sorry... I don't know what to say! :( It must be terrible having that happen, I can't begin to imagine how you're feeling at the moment :cry: Lots of hugs to you xx

30-06-2006, 11:03 PM
i really dont know what to do, i keep going out looking for her and im in tears all the time.

i really want to know what has happened to her. how can 1 vanish like that and leave the other bunnie behind. i just dont get it!!!!!

god...i hate not knowing - all my other buns in the shed no what went on - i do wish they could speak english sometimes!!!

she was so little and wouldnt hurt a fly, and with her being blind is making me worse, as she couldnt have known what was goin on. she only turned 1 year old 2 weeks ago!!!

i miss her so much already...

30-06-2006, 11:04 PM
I'm so sorry ....if she is a small bunny could have been a sparrowhawk..they are getting much braver and I've seen one sitting on top of the rabbits sheds a few times...I never put the buns out without lids on the runs....
Hope this turns out to be a false alarm and she turns up safe and well

30-06-2006, 11:05 PM
are the others stressed? like really jumpy or anything unusual?
I would have said could he have jumped it.. but seeing as he's blind i would guess thats an impossibility. :(

30-06-2006, 11:09 PM
the others actually seem ok. i wish i had put cctv in the shed now, i was going to a few weeks ago, but as were going on holiday i thought id get it when we got back.

i dont think it couldve been kids as i went round to all my neighbours and asked if they had seen her and they said no, you have rabbits do you? so i said yes, 14. oh i didnt know that. i thought they wouldve all known as im out there all the time, the bunnies are in the garden and for 3 years my neighbours have never knew a thing :lol:

30-06-2006, 11:11 PM
OMG I am so sorry :cry:
You've got me really stumped here! I really have no idea what it could have been either!

Good luck and I will keep your little man in my thoughts


30-06-2006, 11:11 PM
Oh no, what a nightmare for you :cry: :cry:

I don't know what to suggest ... I hope you find some answers soon - or even better, your bunny :cry:

~~Big hugs~~

30-06-2006, 11:16 PM
So sorry to hear this - I am paranoid about our stable door as I am sure the dog could get in if he really wanted to or a local cat. Could it have been a cat?

30-06-2006, 11:18 PM
OMG! How awful! I don't know what to suggest! I really hope you find your bunny soon! :cry: :cry:

01-07-2006, 12:09 AM
Oh no how awful. XXXXX

01-07-2006, 05:30 AM
If it was a hawk its doubtful you would see any evidence. It would have just landed ontop of the bun and took off again with it :(
An ex kept birds of prey and they are suprisingly clean with their food.

Im sorry this has happened, could you put tough netting across it so you can still get in and out? Maybe even attach shiny bits of CD's or something to it to put any birds off?

01-07-2006, 12:45 PM
Any sign of your bun missblondebunny? :(

01-07-2006, 12:57 PM
I'm so sorry :cry: how awful :( I hope she turns up safe and well some how. hugs xxxx

01-07-2006, 09:49 PM
no nothing... i think she has gone for good :(

she was such a sweet bunny - i will miss her terribly and i think chloe is as well.

i really wish i knew what went on...

01-07-2006, 09:57 PM
I have only just felt able to post on this thread. I read it early today and was just devastated for you :cry:
I still have no idea what to say. Please forgive my delayed response. I guess I just hoped some comforting words would come. All I can say is that I am so sorry. Inadequate words, I know...

:cry: :cry:


01-07-2006, 11:31 PM
thats ok jane, i never know what to say either. it may sound funny but i hardly ever read the threads on rainbow bridge. i did a few times and each time i ended up crying!!

thank you everyone for your kind words - it means a lot.

i really think she has gone now and i will never know where, shes just been snatched from me. whats making it worse for me is the fact that she was blind and couldnt protect herself and i wasnt there for her - for all she knew she probably thought it was me picking her up!!!

i am really so gutted and chloe is looking a bit miserable aswell. i dont know whether it is too early to find her a new mate or whether now is the best time???

in my heart i no speckle wont be coming back

here she is my gorgeous little nethie





02-07-2006, 01:28 AM
Its probably something you've already done but have you checked your garden throughly and maybe under the shed/behind the shed, in case something did grab her and she was dropped and has scurried to safety?

I know how you feel though Honey just vanished one day, no trace and I truely believe she was stolen.

I'm so sorry, big hugs coming to you and Chloe

02-07-2006, 11:53 AM
God this is awfull, im so sorry. You must be going out your mind! The not knowing must be awful I cannot imagine. Im so sorry, I hope something turns up :cry:

02-07-2006, 05:29 PM
Oh god my heart is breaking for you. In october last year my bun dissappeared out of my garden without a trace. I know exactly how you feel. Theres nothing people can say really to make you feel better really its just awful.
I put posters up EVERYWHERE,contacted the vets,the animal protection trust in my area,advert in the paper,asked all my neighbours. Unfortunatly it was to no avail but you musn't give up hope. I haven't. PM me if you need to talk x x

02-07-2006, 05:35 PM
OMG! How terrible! I know what you mean about not knowing, it's awful.

We are sending you our love!

bunny mad lisa
02-07-2006, 10:07 PM
Oh god that is just so terrible!!! we all know the heartbreak you must be feeling and can only hope that she turns up.
thinking of you!

02-07-2006, 10:22 PM
Oh dear :( how awful for you :shock: :( I don't think it would have been a fox as they are messy killers & i think you would have seen something :( also it would have been difficult for a fox to get over your door with a bunny in it's mouth :( is it possible that your bunny could have jumped over himself & is now hiding (he would lay low during the day & perhaps come out at night when he feels safer) so have a good look around your garden tonight with a torch :) I once lost one of my bunnies & was panic stricken but went out at night with a torch & found her hiding in next doors garden :) she was hidden in a large shrub & i must have walked past her dozens of times during the day but the torchlight lit up her eyes & i got her back safely :) I so hope you find your baby :(

03-07-2006, 12:15 AM
no she wouldnt have jumped the shed door - she is blind and didnt even go up steps.

something has taken her, remember she is only a small nethie and a very small one at that, she was about the size of kitten so a cat or fox couldve taken her.

i have a feeling it may have been a clever cat if foxes are messy as there were no traces of blood or fur. the only clue i have is that something went in my shed was the fact that the curtain had fallen on one side, which probably happend when it was jumping back out.

she wasn't one for digging or hiding or getting stuck - as she is blind. whenever she got too close to something she would go back in the direction she came from. i doubt it very much if she is hiding as she cant see anything.

i know she is gone and its strange how it happend in the day as at night i sometimes leave the shed open when it was hot, but now i shut the shed up and leave the fan on inside.

i dont think kids wouldve taken her, as i have so many buns to chose from, y take that one and not one of the others????

i know shes not coming back and i will have to try and accept it and move on - somehow :(

thank you everyone for your kind words - means a lot :wink:

03-07-2006, 12:06 PM
How awful for you :( . I'm so sorry to hear about Speckle.

03-07-2006, 12:14 PM
Oh How awful X im so sorry XX

03-07-2006, 12:21 PM
Oh my darling this is just awful... I am so sorry for you. She was a real cutie too. We are all here for you if you need anything xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

03-07-2006, 12:32 PM
Oh I am so sorry xxxxxxxxxx Sending hugs your way xxxxxx

03-07-2006, 02:52 PM
I'm really sorry this has happened, its awful.