Soundings

The call of the wild (rabbit)

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6993.1541a (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1541
  1. Liam Farrell

    The BMJ Christmas issue reported cases of squirrel and mouse bites but I can do much better than that. A patient came in recently with a rabbit bite, I kid you not. If the abrasion had been any more superficial it would have been protuberance. Laying on the antiseptic as thick as the sarcasm, I admonished him sternly. “Were you teasing it with a stick?” I asked, “or putting your hand in and out of its mouth to impress your friends?” Our prehistoric ancestors survived by hunting down small furry creatures, and attractive though this sounds, rabbit meat is no longer an essential part of our diet. But …

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