Actually this is after 4 days of healing; it had been much worse. This one got me good and I had to run to the house to get it, and other bad scratches, bandaged before I could go back out and finish. It just would not stop bleeding. Thankfully, we both had had life-time tetanus shots.
I "most" always wear at least long sleeves ( can't stand gloves) when loading fryers to go to market. This day was hot (95*) and muggy and I was only moving a few jr. does into new cages to space them out. Should have known better. Common sense should have told me they , like humans, don't like messed with either, when it is so hot, and I should have had them seperated a week ago, before the heat hit so hard. But, there I was, at the hottest part of the day.... you get the picture.
So.... new rules for this rabbitry ....
1. I don't care how hot it is, always wear long sleeves when moving rabbits.
2. Whenever possible, move rabbits early in the day.
3. Plan ahead (thats a no-brainer! and not actually a new rule.... just a forgotten one)
On the up-side, one of the new jr.does had her 1st litter today! Came through it just fine, with 8 nice fat little babies!