Bolton Ferret Welfare

Ferreting in Upper Wharfedale

Jack, Dave and Tommy - 24kb

Jack (nearest to the camera) and Dave at the first warren. The albino jill examines the first rabbit of the day whilst Tommy, the lurcher, checks to see if there is anyone else at home.

Using the locator - 22kb




Jack follows the movement of the jill with the locator whilst Dave stands ready with the spade.

Dave starts the dig - 14kb









Dave starts off the dig.

Jack takes over - 20kb






Jack gets down to around 2 feet before hitting a large rock. Fortunately the jill came out to see what was happening, she just got fed up of waiting to be dug to!

Setting purse nets - 32kb



Setting purse nets further down into the valley.

Dave, Jack, Tommy and the albino jill - 25kb


The jill has just surfaced and Dave is just about to pick her up to introduce her to another part of the bury.

Tommy with rabbit - 18kb



Tommy on the way back after having caught a bolter.

Tommy retrieving - 21kb






Tommy adjusts his grip on the rabbit.

Ready to hand over - 20kb






Ready to give the rabbit to Jack

Waiting - 39kb

Waiting for the action to start.

14kb

Two rabbits were bolted from this bury, they both managed to go back to ground up the hillside before Tommy could catch them. However, we moved up to that bury where they were caught.

Jack and Tommy - 37kb

Jack has just entered both jills into the bury.
The River Wharfe meanders along the valley bottom.


Just waiting - 26kb

Just waiting!

Dug to - 19kb


Jack has dug down to the ferret who has a rabbit bunged up in a stopend and is now reaching down to grab the rabbit.

Rabbit number one - 20kb




The rabbit is removed from the bury. Tommy also wants a peice of the action!

Chinning - 17kb




The rabbit is quickly and humanely dispatched by chinning.

Tommy checking the bury - 22kb




Tommy is letting Jack know that there is still another rabbit in the bury.

reaching down again - 24kb



Jack reaches further into to the bury and come up with the...

ferret - 15kb




...ferret!

Tommy helps - 19kb




The rabbit is being removed from the hole...

25kb





...and is quickly dispatched!

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