View Full Version : "squeeze" gutting a rabbit?

11-02-2014, 07:33 PM
just wondering if anyones ever tried this?
looks like alot less hassel


11-02-2014, 08:08 PM
My Dad had me gut my 1st when I was about 7, cut it open put my hand in to take out the guts and its bladder burst all over my face. I would of left it to go and wash but he made me finnish the job. That vid brought that back to mind, thing is since then Ive always sqeezed a rabbit 1st to make sure its bladder was empty. But Ive never sqeezed to the extent of the vid, seems a bit pointless as you have to skin it anyway

11-02-2014, 08:36 PM
If the guts rupture during the squeezing they could taint the flesh, always a slit and draw method for me, like Rasputin I was taught at a very young age, my kids used to watch me take the rabbit's coat off (as they called it) usually with strange screwed up faces...lol

11-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Moved the thread to 'Hunting' as some of our younger members with weaker dispositions know to stay away from that area. The 'Cooking' area is somewhat too enticing ;)

11-02-2014, 09:03 PM
usually with strange screwed up faces...lol T^

12-02-2014, 07:28 AM
It looks a good way to keep the rabbit clean for putting in back of jeep, until you get home to skin it proper, looks hard work as well, all that squeezing, I do like the other guys and slit, then grab both front and back legs, that when you bend the rabbit belly facing away, proceed to throw it forward, until arms Stretched, then a quick pull back, has all the innards flying out, Done!

12-02-2014, 11:07 AM
doing it that way is good if you forget your knife, or if theres a lot of flies around on that day, other than that your squeezing hand soon gets tired and achey, and if the guts pop, you wont want to eat the meat
heres how we do it, and if you look at the time it takes, it must be the easiest,quickest way, we would be doing 60 plus rabbits this way, in next to no time
when its not being video'd
one person would make the slit and tear
the other would flick the guts,


just looking at that first video, approx 45 seconds per rabbit, and it looks like hard work, our way 10 seconds per rabbit, easy peasey, its a no brainer

ian c
12-02-2014, 09:57 PM
As already said I was also taught at a young age to slit the belly then take the guts out by hand I have never squeezed them out and it takes longer than the way I slit the belly and then flick the guts, I do like the way ratcatcher does it and might try it at some time.

13-02-2014, 12:12 AM
I do like the way ratcatcher does it and might try it at some time.

that's my old ferreting/shooting mate doing the flicking, Im doing the filming, Im better looking,lol

13-02-2014, 08:13 AM
i allways flick myself just wondered if anyone had tried this at all like it's been said it does look like a bit of effort.... the wife isnt very keen on gutting with her hands so yeah

13-02-2014, 07:54 PM
its not for me but a mate of mine does it and it takes seconds,handy when out lamping and carrying your rabbits on a string,your only carrying half the weight and no blood all over you,its also handy when the flies are about as you can get the guts out without opening a dining area for the blue bottles.
he can do hares aswell which are surprisingly easy if your hands are big enough....atb kev

19-02-2014, 10:10 PM
I just wouldn't want to burst anything. I was always in the slash and scoop category, don't get me wrong if the prolapse method works easy id try it but I wouldn't want to ruin a perfectly good meal.

18-01-2015, 03:56 PM
I use this method.

Only on rabbits up to a certain size. Can't do it efficiently enough on larger rabbits.


18-01-2015, 05:42 PM
this method bruises the meat... handy if you want to gut it quickly, but its better to spend a little more time and do the job properly