Letter: Was it some sort of ritual?

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I read with interest of the dead rabbits found in trees near Wetherby recently, as in November 2010, whilst cycling with a friend on the foot/cyclepath that runs between Wetherby and Spofforth I spotted a dead rabbit in a tree at roughly chest height.

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A few metres further on was another dead animal and we continued to find carcasses suspended from branches on either side of the trail, all within close proximity to each other – numbering perhaps 4-5 in total and including a rabbit, chicken, crow and hare. Due to the obviously deliberate placing of a number of animals at the same height and so close to each other, the only valid reason I could come up with was that this was part of some sort of ritual. The recent discovery of an almost identical occurance tends to reinforce my belief.

S K Ellis, Eastend Park, Leeds

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