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KUIPORNG 09-26-2006 02:35 PM

How to get rid of Rabit in the backyard
 
Before it is bees, now it is a rabit... please advice...

My wife just called complaining there are rabit dumping all over and the children cannot play in the backyard...


What is the best way? besides using a air gun which I want to try as an excuse to buy a shooting gun for fun...


Please advice...

This rabit is a lone ranger probably get released from one of our neighbour whose kids seems to have enough fun for their Christmas present...

dougrus 09-26-2006 02:51 PM

Lawn tractor and a bit of luck... :tank:

Just kidding... I love the little ba&@ards

How much crap can one rabbit make??? The kids cant play in the yard?

KUIPORNG 09-26-2006 02:52 PM

for one day probably not too much, but this guy is now there for a month or more...

J187 09-26-2006 03:25 PM

You can try to use products like Ropel or others. Predatory animal urine will scare rabbits away too. But if its just one rabbit, a trap will work quite well. Then you can take him far away and let him go :)

Brickie 09-26-2006 05:02 PM

A good dog or cat will get rid of the rabbit:thumbsup:

ron schenker 09-26-2006 06:55 PM

Ummm...rabbit stew

K2eoj 09-26-2006 07:02 PM

coyote

redline 09-26-2006 07:23 PM

Do you have a garden?
or other food source for the rabbit?

Not Sure 09-27-2006 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J187 (Post 19265)
You can try to use products like Ropel or others. Predatory animal urine will scare rabbits away too. But if its just one rabbit, a trap will work quite well. Then you can take him far away and let him go :)

I agree with getting a trap. Call your local animal shelter. Sometimes they have traps they either set up themselves or let people borrow. I would also take the rabbit far away and let him go. Make sure you wear gloves and take precautions when you are dealing with animals that are not pets. (You never know. The rabbit could be sickly.)

KUIPORNG 09-27-2006 09:15 AM

I follow my 10 years old advice to use a pencil and recycle box to set up a trap... with a string too...

now is wait and see... I don't have carrot on hand, so use some vegetable instead....


I am not too optimistic...

I intend to drive him about 10 miles away in those horse/cow fields I saw....


I know there is probably all sort of traps available in the market ... but I don't want to spend a fortune on this. I need to save money for my cordless circular saw...

RYANINMICHIGAN 09-27-2006 09:58 AM

Acme Rabbit Trap

NothingsLevel 09-30-2006 09:08 PM

A pair of red-tailed hawks moved into my parents' backyard about 2 years ago and they have had a very, very sharp decline in rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels and just about every other small mammal they used to have.

The cats are bored now, they don't have anything left to hunt.

KUIPORNG 10-02-2006 09:03 AM

Here in Toronto, house backyard is not that big except for rich people... anyhow... the trap I set up is not working and I still tracing the rabit around yesterday... the problem is I have a small storage house in the backyard and looks like the rabit like to stay in between wall and the frence there for warm and comfort... I am now hopping snow will drive him away which should come a couple of months... or you know it won't , please let me know so that I need to think about what else to do...

J187 10-03-2006 08:19 AM

I think not sure had a good idea. Call an animal shelter. Not sure is right, they might let you borrow a trap. A real rabbit trap works very well.

jamesdart 10-03-2006 03:51 PM

forget the air rifle, go right for the spring gun. i had a rat problem. had a few bird feeders set up for a while and one noticed a rat. well there were a whole bunch of them living in the guys shed behind my yard. i have 2 dogs so i could not put out poison. i had no choice but to shoot the little bastards. it actually got to be quite fun. there were about 6-8. my just when i stopped noticing them, my nieghbor started having a mouse problem. he called an exterminator, who said ther eis a good chance they were coming from the same shed so he put up some rat traps along with the mouse traps. i havent seen anythin in my yard since. anyway, if it wasnt a rabbit, id highly recomend the pellet gun. since its a rabbit, id go for a trap, catch and release.


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