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A rabbit’s worst fear

“You can almost follow the ferret’s progress by watching the lurcher’s body language”

When I was growing up I used to spend a lot of my school holidays with my grandparents in a small rural village in Kent. Next door lived an old man called Bert.

Bert was a cowman on a local farm and what he didn’t know about the countryside wasn’t worth knowing. He taught me how to find bird nests, look for slow-worms underneath pieces of corrugated sheeting, and introduced me to the world of ‘chasing’ rabbits with dogs. I say chasing rather than catching because at the time he had an old lurcher which, though he was a keen rabbiter,

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