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Title: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: ctwiggs1 on February 23, 2021, 04:09:04 PM
Not exactly the ďtrappingĒ that was intended on here but Iíve got some neighborhood rabbits giving me a run for my money.  Iím trying to live trap them to get them back to the person who lost them.  Any tips on bait?  They come within 10 yards of the thing and have zero interest
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: brokentrail on February 23, 2021, 04:22:12 PM
Are you using a cage style live trap or an actual wood style box trap?  I bait my wood box traps with apples usually and catch plenty of rabbits.  I asked about the style of trap as I've never had great luck with cage style traps for rabbits.
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: ctwiggs1 on February 23, 2021, 05:20:56 PM
Yep, just a standard one door cage.  Well shoot.  Iíll try apples for a bit and if that doesnít do it Iíll have to consider building a box trap
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: jackelope on February 23, 2021, 05:34:27 PM
If they're domestic rabbits like it sounds like, ours do the happy dance for grass hay and carrot tops. Greatest thing to happen to them as far as they're concerned would be a hand full of hay. That or get a bowl of the feed that the people fed them and stick it in the trap. Ours are very reluctant to eat something they're not familiar with.

I'll add that my kids rabbits are show rabbits and they're fed a pretty specific regimen with no junk food so they may just be hesitant to eat lots of stuff because they don't normally get it.
 
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: wadu1 on February 23, 2021, 07:14:19 PM
Wascally Wabbit  :chuckle: Sorry no help here
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: Rob on February 23, 2021, 07:58:36 PM
I hear that ACME haa some great rabbit catching products.  Or was that Roadrunner catching products?

If it was me, i would set out a smorgasbord of options- the golden corral of live traps.  Might be faster than trying single items one at a time.
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: JakeLand on February 24, 2021, 06:19:06 AM
Do a double door cage on a run they are using , no bait needed
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: Knocker of rocks on February 24, 2021, 07:07:23 AM
Iím trying to live trap them to get them back to the person who lost them. 

You know who sent them loose? 
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: ctwiggs1 on February 24, 2021, 07:13:42 AM
Iím trying to live trap them to get them back to the person who lost them. 

You know who sent them loose?

Yep
Title: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: jackelope on February 24, 2021, 07:58:48 PM
Iím trying to live trap them to get them back to the person who lost them. 

You know who sent them loose?

Yep

Domestic rabbits pose a huge problem when they get loose or when theyíre set loose. They spread disease and pose a big health risk. They breed at unbelievable rates. Theyíre destructive. Iíd kill them all. I definitely wouldnít give them back to someone who turned them loose on purpose. If they escaped and the owners are actively trying to retrieve them, thatís another story. Otherwise a pellet gun or an arrow run through them would serve them better.
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: h20hunter on February 24, 2021, 08:02:49 PM
I agree with the cull method. Might sound a little brutal but could a dog be used to cull.....?
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: ctwiggs1 on February 24, 2021, 08:05:27 PM
Iím trying to live trap them to get them back to the person who lost them. 

You know who sent them loose?

Yep

Domestic rabbits pose a huge problem when they get loose or when theyíre set loose. They spread disease and pose a big health risk. They breed at unbelievable rates. Theyíre destructive. Iíd kill them all. I definitely wouldnít give them back to someone who turned them loose on purpose. If they escaped and the owners are actively trying to retrieve them, thatís another story. Otherwise a pellet gun or an arrow run through them would serve them better.

I may not have been totally forthcoming about my intentions

Itís the internet after all
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: jackelope on February 24, 2021, 08:14:39 PM
Hopefully your intention was dinner.
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: M_ray on February 24, 2021, 08:52:22 PM
We have a ton in my neighborhood, I think someone let some go awhile ago and they are just reproducing. The owls get a lot of them in the spring and then the population raises again by fall ...  Iíve thought of killing them Myself.
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: builtfordtough on February 24, 2021, 09:52:10 PM
I'm looking at 1 right now and don't wanna shoot it till tomorrow night so I can use it as somewhat fresh bait for my bobcat traps for Friday night.  We have a ton of rabbits in my neighborhood and sometimes I go on killing sprees to knock the population down a bit.  The neighbors will comment how nice it is that there's not so many rabbits lately.  I just snicker and keep my mouth shut. 
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: GWP on February 25, 2021, 12:37:20 AM
I'm looking at 1 right now and don't wanna shoot it till tomorrow night so I can use it as somewhat fresh bait for my bobcat traps for Friday night.  We have a ton of rabbits in my neighborhood and sometimes I go on killing sprees to knock the population down a bit.  The neighbors will comment how nice it is that there's not so many rabbits lately.  I just snicker and keep my mouth shut.

Nothing like a good stew for the neighborhood potluck!
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: Widgeondeke on February 25, 2021, 01:00:39 AM

     :yeah:         :chuckle:        :chuckle:        :chuckle:   

       :drool:
Title: Re: Neighborhood Rabbits
Post by: jackelope on February 25, 2021, 08:40:47 PM
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This ones gonna grow up.

:chuckle:
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