Wednesday, 10 May 2017


Rabbits and Rats

Vermin is such an ugly word
Often inelegantly applied:
But rodents, rats and rabbits furred
Justly in such category reside.

Rabbits run riot, ruin the land of Oz,
Their presence here we hate, deplore;
Rats, mice and rodents in their little paws
Carry disease and germs galore.

Oh, rabbit, how you pullulate and throng,
With mien so meek and cute and mild…
And yet in Oz you don’t belong
Destroying our plants, ousting fauna wild.

Oh, rat, you wretched gnawing beast,
With beady eyes and long tail sleek,
On our provisions do you fete and feast
Then happily you scurry, hide and squeak.

And yet such vermin do we keep as pets,
Rats, mice and rabbits and such pests;
Everyone loves and fondles and forgets
That such cute animals are unwelcome guests…

This post is part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. I live in Kansas (the land of OZ too) and we have these pests and I don't like it one bit. My post today features the Yellow Brick Road from Wizard of Oz.

  2. They are part of us as sharers of the planet, not my favorites but hey many humans are either ;-)

  3. Problems everywhere. We have them also

  4. I don't mind sharing my bit of earth with rabbits, but rats and mice are a different matter - death to the varmints!

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  6. I love rabbits but I loathe rats,
    great picture,
    Best wishes,
    Abcw team.