The Cottontail and Chinchilla Rabbit in Lanark County 1932

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The Cottontail and Chinchilla Rabbit in Lanark County 1932

 

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April 1932 Almonte Gazette

An unwelcome migrant has appeared in and around Almonte in the shape of the cottontail rabbit. One was shot this week which had been hanging around on a nearby farm.

It had a small body, brown above and white underparts and it made a track about twice the size of a squirrel track. Such tracks have been seen both at the north and south ends of the town.

They are not numerous so far but are likely to be destructive on fruit trees and shrubbery and it would be well If they are destroyed at once. It will be recalled that several chinchilla rabbits got their liberty a couple of years ago and destroyed a whole orchard eighth concession of Ramsay.

 

Update 2019- Arlee Sheets says the cottontail rabbits got together through the years and exist in Lanark County today.

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 16 May 1934, Wed,  Page 13

where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.

 

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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