Cover art: Back from the Rabbits

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Antoine Mountain


This painting depicts a grandmother and her granddaughter on their way back from checking rabbit snares in springtime. The birch trees are included because they are a factor in snaring rabbits. The buds on birch trees – where the leaves come out – are a favourite rabbit food. When setting snares in the old way, the way I learned is to use a string and a long pole. It’s safer, too, because the rabbit is lifted off the ground once it’s caught. Wherever the snare is set, cut some branches with some buds and shake the buds loose – that will attract
rabbits to the area.

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Mountain, A. (2022). Cover art: Back from the Rabbits. Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ Journal, 1(1), 1. Retrieved from
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