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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 seems to be a favorite for the rabbits this season...

This one is Peter..

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toni wrote on Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:07 pm:

Hopefully they will all make new friends in the woods and not feel the need to return to your garden.

We had a family of wild rabbits when we moved here 21 yrs ago with all the construction going on around us. Over time they disappeared, probably into the neighbors stew pot. I haven't seen one in at least two years now.


Sjoerd wrote on Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:16 pm:

A big WELL DONE to you, Sherry! This is working out well for you. Which trap did you buy to trap these guys?


Droopy wrote on Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:31 pm:

Good job Sherry, I hope they'll keep away from your flowers now.


gardengater wrote on Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:38 pm:

You are very humane, Sherry.
I've found Shakeaway to be beneficial in keeping rabbits from feasting on my veggies. The lilies, which I left unprotected, were denuded. Live and learn.

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