Ok we let the rabbit out on daily basis and last night the hutch can't of been shut properly up at night,we've had a lot on lately and guess my partner been slack and not checked it.
Anyway I get up today to let the rabbit out and find the hutch door is open,and his soft toy is on the patio,he never takes his toy out of his hutch and keeps it in the side he sleeps in. Anyway so I check all over the garden and my side gate is closed up so I know he's not escaped the gate,I also got the steps that go down the side of the house blocked up so he doesn't go down there.
I check around the garden and well don't know much else to do,it's not like a lost dog where you can call around dog wardens/ pounds etc.
Anyway children come in from school and I explain the rabbit is no longer with us and I'm not sure what's happened,I say he's lost etc. My partner at work and insists that I should let them play in the garden as I was just going bath them and try take their minds off it, I'm upset too. Anyway about 5mins later they come in from back garden and say there is a bone on the side bank and bring me out to see.
Aww it's so sad,there a back rabbit leg,it's covered in blood and there is a tuft of fur left at the top,and it's def our bunny :( My daughter is in absolute tears and been crying for ages now. I've finally settled her down and she drawing at moment.
I presume a fox come in the garden and has had him and took him off elsewhere to eat I guess. I explained it's nature and it's just an accident it's happened,however I'm really annoyed this happened.
I've had a lot of questions asked me now about it all,mainly by my daughter,my son doesn't seem to realise the nature of the event,probably because he autistic and doesn't quite understand why his sis was crying,he can be quite blank to emotions and events that happen concerning peoples feelings.
I'm pretty shaken up too,by the discovery,I did check the garden and didn't notice the leg and am upset they found it.