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rabbit eating my garden

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jono, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Jono

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    I have this stupid little oh-so-cute (yet probably riddled with bunny aids) rabbit that keeps finding its way into my back garden and was found this morning sat in a nice pot o' flowers happily munching away.

    I thought I'd found where it was getting in, which was under a fence, and have blocked it up... but if it gets in again... what the hell can I do, short of shoot it in the face with an air rifle (I don't own one)?

    I'm going to put some chicken wire along the bottom of the fence, but it can probably still get in. I just want it to not want to come back, rather than flat out kill the thing. But I do NOT want its family coming back when it's mature enough to hump other bunnies, or be a bunny whore. It's only still a baby though as far as I can tell, and I've only seen this single rabbit... I don't think it's brought friends with it.

    I don't have a cat or a dog either..
     
  2. Efour

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    crossbow ?
     
  3. Jono

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    I said rabbit, not cat.
     
  4. diverse180

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    Borrow one...then shoot it in the face.
     
  5. Glaucus

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    Rabbits can dig a fair way underground to get in. Only way to stop them is burying the fence 12" under ground. Also need a fine mesh, google but If iirc it needs to be 1" or less.

    Or air rifle and bunny stew.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
  6. Zaphan58

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    Can you not catch it when you see it again and relocate it far away?
     
  7. Dolph

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    Landmines.
     
  8. Tefal

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    A nice stew i reckon.
     
  9. Darg

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    Set your stoat army on it?
     
  10. Garonazz

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    Hide in the bushes with a kitchen knife and strike when it starts eating again. No mercy.
     
  11. Jono

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    That is actually the best, most effective suggestion. However I don't have a stoat army... But if I could catch a stoat (there are some nearby) or convince IT to come in my garden.... pwnedbit.
     
  12. Tefal

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    I thought you had a stoat living in your bird hours :p
     
  13. knip

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    Don't kill the bunny!!!!! :eek: :(

    You can buy things that they don't like the smell of to keep them out the garden.
     
  14. Tefal

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    Reckon they like the smell of rabbit pie?
     
  15. Greenlizard0

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    Damnit, I was just about to say that.
     
  16. Garonazz

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    :D
     
  17. ElliorR

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    Foxes?
     
  18. Tefal

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    I was 50/50 on rabbit pie or gun oil.
     
  19. knip

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    No. Rabbit. Pie. Talk.
    :(
     
  20. Tefal

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    Ahhh so you're a Pâté person?