Marie-Louise was banging on our door at 8am this morning.
‘Do you have a rabbit trap?’ she asked. ‘ The pesky rabbits have eaten EVERYTHING… absolutely everything… even the onion shoots!’
‘No, I don’t. Have you asked Daniel? He is bound to have one.’
‘Good idea.’ … and Marie-Louise was gone on her mission to find a rabbit trap.
I have just returned from La Maison Crème. There is a small lane that runs behind both Marie-Louise’s house and La Maison Crème and at 7pm I counted 13 rabbits, just eating the grass on the verges. No fear at all.
I have also heard that a farmer the other side of Reminiac is having problems with foxes and wild boar. They are venturing outside the security of the forest and are encroaching on his land, destroying his crops. I wonder if this lack of fear has anything to do with the almost drought-like conditions we are experiencing at the moment. Have these wild animals run out of food?