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Old 10-03-2006, 03:12 PM   #16
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I would call this guy he hunts wabbits.

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Old 10-03-2006, 03:17 PM   #17
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I don't want to spend money on the trap, my wife does not allow me to buy a air gun for the rabit/fun, I don't want to spend gas and time to drive to the human society to get the trap, the trap "box and stick" doesn't work, after thinking with it for a little while, I will try the ancient approach, the Y stick with thick elastic blend, plus a stone approach... it should be fun too... now I need to figure out how can I get a hand on this Y stick device... I know... I will aim at the thigh, not his head...

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Old 10-04-2006, 09:27 AM   #18
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You are going to waste for of your time with a slingshot (the Y thingy). They sell them a Wal-mart here. But if you want to make you own, go for a walk in the woods and find a small tree with a Y in it, preferably about 1 inch in diameter at the bottom of the Y. cut the tree down, then cut the two top parts of the Y about 4 inches long. You will need surgical tubing (like a rubber band, but hollow. You will need a little piece of leather. To attahc the tubing to the tops of the Y, with the leather in between. Then for ammo, I prefer small metal ball bearings, or glass marbels, rocks work, but don't fly straigh.

Rabbits are tough, you are just going to cause this one to hop a few feet, and then wait for you to hit it again.

Get a bigger box (cardboard) for your trap, it will work! As to what you do with said rabbit after it's in box, place box over piece of cardboard first, so it's like a lid.

Will rabbit not come to food under box?

Oh, you could also hang a net over spot rabbit likes, then drop net (cut rope hanging it) when rabbit is underneath.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:12 AM   #19
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the size of the box is not an issue... as it is already a big heavy recycle box... I think it is just the wind, type of food, and the stick..etc. causing the trap to fail... anyway... I will try again to do it properly with the trap and look for the slingshot next time I visit Walmart... it is not an urgent as the rabit seems appear and disappear from time to time and we keep hoping he won't be reappearing... actually it is really my wife only, she is so scare of the rabit dumpings although I told her they will be part of the ferterlizer for the soil but she doesn't buy that... Thanks anyway...
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Finally called the Humane society. They said I should go with the hardway... fence the backyard... as this is wild rabit and even I get rid of one... it can come the other...

and they don't borrow/rent trap...
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Kui****g - Buy some fox urine in powder form. Spread it throughout. The rabbits will not come back. They can identify the urine as belonging to the fox and consider the area to be predator infested.
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I visited HD and couldn't find anything like that... I instead spent $50 bucks to buy the fence already...

anyway... the fence is a hardway but at least it can last and work for aother animals as well... thanks anyway...
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TRUE. As long as the area you are fencing in only cost you $50 to fence, that's not a bad solution at all. In the future if you need predator urine, you can buy online lots of places. Never used it, but it supposedly works incredibly well.
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thanks for the info J187, I did a search on the net and find the stuff you talked about... I will try again tonight driving around see if anywhere sell this stuff because it is a lot of work to do the fence, I would rather to use this simple approach first... anyhow... anyone know where to buy the "Shake Away" stuff in Toronto...
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Finally spent couple of hours to fenced up the wire net... it is pretty straight forward... now I intend to shp vacuum all the rabit dumpings once it stop raining and after a few sunny days...

my concernt to the fenced is how long before it starts rusting...
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ELmer Fudd to the rescue! Where is that rascally wabbit?
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Old 10-23-2006, 02:19 PM   #27
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don't understand the English... anyhow... the rabit has lost sight... I think this can be checked mark as a sucess story in my household project records.
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In future, if rabbits come back, you can buy fox urine (or other products) at pest control places. Look in the yellow pages under exterminators or pest exterminators. Most pest companies have little stores or offices where you can buy what you need to keep unwanted animals away. Home Depot etc. don't carry nearly as many types of this sort of thing.
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Dusty, I'm guessing you didn't read the rest of the thread, predator urine has been mentioned numerous times.
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Yes, I had read the rest. The issue I saw was that he couldn't find fox urine and asked where it might be found in Toronto. Since I had that experience myself (not being able to find it at the usual places that carry garden stuff) I thought I'd mention that exterminators carry it for sale.

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