No pictures (this time...) but I figured I'd give you all an update. I've got a decent sized (5x10x5 feet) outdoor cage built, and today slaughtered my first rabbit. Granted, the rabbit in question was one I'd intended to use as a breeder, but it flipped its lid and over the last week and a half has been biting every time I/anyone get near it, and yesterday it attacked me when I attempted to transfer it to a different cage. Drew blood and then continued attempting to bite even when I had its eyes covered and it securely wrapped in a towel--tore the towel to pieces. So, since my policy for any animal, raised for food or not, is that it has to be safe to handle, the rabbit earned itself a death sentence. I had my grandfather help me, and while we had some trouble with the actual slaughtering part (the damn rabbit wouldn't hold still without lunging for our hands/arms/any piece of skin even remotely close to the front half of its body, so we were unable to break the neck as he had been experienced in doing) but after we got out his small gun and shot it, it was fine. I was worried initially that the butchering and skinning would bother me, but it didn't at all. Long story short, I now have a neatly cased rabbit skin in the freezer and almost 3 pounds of rabbit meat in the fridge, waiting to be cooked. I'm very excited about it, because this is the first time I will have killed, skinned, and butchered my own food! My brother and mom think I've lost it, but I've extracted promises that both of them will at least TRY the meat tonight. Now to look up rabbit recipes... Next time, I'll try to take pictures in case anyone else wants to see the process. I'm going to freeze the pelts up until I have enough to justify buying the chemicals to tan it, but just one pelt isn't enough.