When V was repairing the pet gate, Blackie got so upset that he thumped his hind leg loudly several times. Not even treats can appease him. I suppose he felt that we had undone his whole year's hard work, nibbling steadily at the netting. We had never seen him thump his leg before. In rabbits, it apparently shows strong fear or anger. Whitty looked uneasy at his show of temper.
His great escape plan dashed, the rabbit cuts a desolate black figure behind the white barrier.