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bryanp22 03-31-2013 08:31 AM

Get rid of rabbits
 
Any recommendations for getting rid of rabbits. I live in a city near a park and we have a ton of rabbits.

malt0se 03-31-2013 08:31 PM

body gripping traps, or live traps and a pellet gun

OpieGoneBad 04-01-2013 11:30 AM

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Hire a professional.

user1007 04-01-2013 11:05 PM

Are they causing any harm? If so, do hire a trapper. But if you live next to a park? Should you not just learn to co-exist? Seems like you will be at this endlessly.

I moved a couple years ago and live on a park most days. In the "urban forest" I moved from rabbits were everwhere. I actually don't see so many here. Need a goose? Or a squirrel? I know people that would gladly send you a box of squirrels like a brilliant University of Illinois introduced to the environment.

What is your budget like? You could buy an outdoor project theater system and loop the scene from "Fatal Atraction" for them to watch. Gives me the creeps to this day and I am not a rabbit.

puttster 04-02-2013 12:18 AM

When life deals you a lemon, make lemonade
http://www.backwoodsbound.com/zrabb.html
puttster

Troy32 04-05-2013 07:55 AM

Why would you want to get rid of rabbits? They are the most harmless animal.

creeper 04-05-2013 08:12 AM

And if you absolutely HATE nature and feel you must rid yourself of these most invasive predators you can try this:

Soak some rags in ammonia

Tie to stakes and place on the 4 corners of your lot

Apparently works for skunks as well

OR

go to your local animal sanctuary or zoo and get some tiger or bear deposits. That will do it

puttster 04-06-2013 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Troy32 (Post 1152824)
Why would you want to get rid of rabbits? They are the most harmless animal.


Why don't you send Brian a couple of rabbit traps... and your address?

steve-19 04-07-2013 09:46 AM

Get a dog. My dogs kill over a dozen rabbits a year in my back yard.

Bondo 04-07-2013 10:17 AM

Ayuh,.... Those wascally wabitts destroy my garden, so I shoot 'em in season, 'n Decon 'em outa season...

Jus10britt 04-07-2013 01:03 PM

I put chicken wire under my wood fence and ran it about a foot under ground I hope I keep them out this year .

concretemasonry 04-07-2013 03:24 PM

I just sit on my deck and watch the occasional hawk take a few rabbits and squirrels to keep them in line.

They can maneuver between the trees and even under the wire that supports some bird feeders. It is amazing to watch them soar and then lock on and then make a kill to keep everyone happy.

Dick

retired guy 60 04-07-2013 03:57 PM

It would really help if you indicated what harm the rabbits are doing to your property. Since you live near a park, killing them will be a never ending chore. You could buy repellant. I think fox urine might work. Or you could feed a few friendly feral cats in your yard as I do. My ferals won't attack other animals as far as I can tell but their presence has scared off groundhogs, squirrlels, and chipmunks. They would probably chase rabbits but would not know what to do if they caught one. Interestingly enough, raccoons and possums ignore the cats and the cats are wise enough not to pick a fight with them.

RoofContractor 04-12-2013 06:10 AM

chech this post hope this will solve your problem

www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Rabbits

retired guy 60 04-12-2013 11:17 AM

bryanp22
Seems like a fence would be a good solution. Fron the cite offered by RoofContractor it only has be be 24 inches above ground and 8 inches below. Unless your property is the size of the Ponderosa, this is the route I would choose.


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