We called in at the Bothas this evening, initially because they were going to be watching the boys but our dinner plans got postponed until tomorrow night because of a terribly exciting 'delivery' which I shall blog in due course; since we were already on our way to their house we thought we'd keep going anyway and have a quick visit. For his birthday last month, Nick got an air rifle which will be able to pop off rabbits and possums. The nature of the rifle doesn't require a license and it's actually quite safe and easy to use, even for the boys - under close supervision of course. It's also not very loud, giving off just a little flat 'pop' when the trigger is pulled, so can happily be used in residential areas. He brought it along for the ride and we all had a go, except for Betta who apparently would have put us all to shame. It's a great activity for those of us who are competitive by nature!