Fencing works for me but the types of rabbits i have here seem pretty easily detered. A simple 2 ft fence seems to do the trick. Other places I've gardened it would have had to be 4 ft tall and dug int the ground in an inverted L shape to have any chance.
Hmmmm..... I thought the right to keep and bear arms was guaranteed by the constitution? It is time to start writing governors and legislators. Get friends and neighbors to help. You gotta make some noise and get some attention!
Post by SpringRain on Jun 29, 2019 11:20:24 GMT -5
Other than once when I'm sure the rabbits were nibbling on my red trillium, I've never really been bothered by them. I'm sure they're finding resources in the garden, but I never could tell if they had been sampling the plants.
I thought I saw one yesterday when I left to go to Dad's. When I came home, it was in the same spot, and I realized that it wasn't a rabbit at all. Not sure what it was, probably one of the toddler's shoes or something.
The Princess nearly caught one yesterday. She saw it lurking in the perennial grass garden, she took after it, it ran to the fence and bounced off it. It turned around and ran to the back fence and 2 feet from me. I don't think it saw me, I was behind a hosta standing still. It made it through the fence just as Princess got to it.
Another day, another time! They never get in the garden though. It has a double layer of fence. Rabbit fence reinforced with chicken wire.
Mumsey , you need your own personal “yard fox “ 🦊 . I found more evidence of rabbit control today...this time it was about 20 feet from the house. Every time he captures something, he’s probably thinking just how smart he is.
Gardening like I'm gonna live forever, right here in central Iowa. Posting since 2008. 🍁
How about a Wrist Rocket? and a bag of marbles........
That's the only way I shoot them here, but even those are illegal here! In Jersey you have to go through as much to get a pellet gun, as a firearm - I could get one, but I still can't shoot it, legally, in my area.
I did get another rabbit in the trap, however! Seems they like apples, as a bait.
There is a small one visiting our yard. The Princess sniffs out it's trail. She romps through the hosta/grass garden like a rabbit, bounces over the hostas during her chase. I'm amazed she hasn't destroyed the plants.
Well that little rabbit found it's way into the garden. I will do a hunt and search tomorrow for the breach in the fences. Princess saw it and into the garden she went. But she didn't destroy anything searching for it. Now she's on constant look out!
Bringing up an old post. The other day I was watching birds at the feeder. On the ground was a bird and a rabbit. The bird got too close to the rabbit and it swatted at the bird with it's front paw. I'd never seen a rabbit do that before! Quite comical. Reminded me of a cat!