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hi does anyone have an effective model of live rabbit trap? WHat do you bait it with? Is it legal to release them?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,825

    AS RABBITS LIVE COMMUNALLY IN FAMILY GROUPS IT WOULD BE UNKIND TO MOVE ONE TO A NEW PLACE AS IT WOULD BE SHUNNED BY AN ALREADY RESIDENT POPULATION. 

    I HAVE NO IDEA IF IT IS LEGAL BUT IT IS CERTAINLY NOT KIND.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 775

    I have one rabbit, he didnt bring his family. I will return him from whence he came! 

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 775

    They traps all look the same online and im not convinced they work. I did think i read a post that someone was successfully trapping rabbits live, but of course i cant find it now. 

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 775

    Bought one at £30. Im followong the instructions, but no rabbit, and its not taking the bait near the trap, but it is eating my cabbages and purple sprouting broccoli.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,231

    how do you know " from whence he came"?

    Devon.
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 775

    Outside my gate. They live under the neighbours woodpile, and under the other neighbours garage etc its rabbit wonderland here. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,231

    we've got a rabbit warren on our land, and also a fox's den. They seem to have reached  a balance. The fox/ foxes keep the rabbit numbers under control.

    I'm not sure your bunny wouldn't come back from the woodpile once you've released it.

    Devon.
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 775

    No foxes really near here, its shooting land. How do you mean come back from the woodpile?

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 30,989

    Once they find the restaurant - they'll just keep coming back. Some years they will be worse than others. There's a very good way of dealing with them, but you may not want to go down that route....image

    Otherwise - you'll just have to create physical barriers round anything susceptible....

    ...and that's probably everything image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • a1154a1154 Posts: 775

    Im completely rabbit fenced. He is stuck on the inside. 

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