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Category: yard problems | Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:49 pm

We have been fighting an unending battle with the rabbits since we moved to this home. I lived in the country for 9 years and we didn't see as many rabbits as we have here. Of course the advantage of living in the country is you can shoot them and our neighbors did. So no big problem. Now we still live on the outskirts of town but not real country especially how the area is building up. We are in an area where no guns are allowed to be fired because of the airport, but I do hear gun fire. I am not sure who is doing it or if farmers are allowed to shoot things.

This last week has been good for us...I put the cage or humane trap close to the steps where they like to run under and caught 3 in one week...GREAT...we finally found an area where they will run into it unexpectedly..I guess it wasn't the celery or carrots...We took the first one to an area with woods, water and plenty of food for it...maybe not my delicious flowers like he is used to eating here..LOL. That night I set the cage in the same place and presto....the next morning another one. So in the car again and dropped it off in the same area where we dropped the first one off..maybe they were related.. I got home and my husband set the cage again but no rabbit for about 4 days...The night I was going to put some fresh food in again, I forgot...and presto...the next morning a rabbit even without bait..I think it is just a place they liked to run through...The last one wasn't as lucky with joining his relatives...gas prices are at 4 dollars a gallon so he went to a closer woods but far enough away not to hop back here..Unless these guys are like dogs and can find their way back we might be bunny-less at least for a week or two.. I know we will get more..we always do, but at least we know where to set the cage to trap them unless they change their route...Hopefully my zebra mallow will have time to grow before they get munched down again..it seems to be a favorite for the rabbits this season...


This one is Peter..


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