RE: [OT]: rabbit-trapping instructions

Subject: RE: [OT]: rabbit-trapping instructions
From: "Spectrum Writing" <info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com>
To: "'McLauchlan, Kevin'" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 12:30:42 -0600

I think my wabbits are distant cousins of yours! We live out on 5 acres on
the high prairie (think Little House on the Prairie) and I lost count one
day after seeing 10 bunnies scattered across my front yard and porch. They
are even bold and brash enough to stand on their hind legs? (paws?) and peer
into my study window sometimes during the day while I am working - not an
exaggeration! And the fighting! Flopsy and little bunny FooFoo (I have
several nieces under the age of 10 - excuse the reference to the children's
poem/song) can really go at it - enough to knock around some heavy tin water
cans filled with flower arrangements.

BEFORE we were inundated (only a few rabbits here and there), we too had
live metal traps and despite the yard being a veritable smorgasbord, fresh
strawberries worked every time. Caught several of those buggers this way and
relocated them to an empty field a few miles away. Didn't seem to matter
eventually - I was told that for every one rabbit that you relocate, three
more move in and sigh, that seems to be the case.

We, do, however, have a burgeoning hawk population (as a direct result of
the bunny overgrowth), so that has started to whittle down the numbers
somewhat. I have (unfortunately) seen nature at is rawest right outside my
study window and watched more than a few careless bunnies become a delicious
meal for a determined hawk. As much as I want the bunnies gone, it's a
brutal way to go!

And bunnies just don't sneer - they can growl too - I swear one did that I
had trapped in a cage once.

TVB

Tammy Van Boening
Owner/Principal
Spectrum Writing, LLC
www.spectrumwritingllc.com
info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com

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Subject: [OT]: rabbit-trapping instructions

This is equivalent-to-Friday, isn't it?

At my new house, the entire back yard is a professionally landscaped garden.

It being spring[-ish] up here, hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of plants are
just starting to peek above ground. The yard has a chain-link fence all
around
the perimeter, and apparently the previous owner also ran a three-foot
height
of chicken-wire all the way around the bottom perimeter.

The only part they appear to have missed is getting the resident rabbit on
the OUTside of this arrangement. The critter is in rabbit heaven, but he's
laying waste to all the tender new shoots and sprouts that were supposed to
become a lovely garden this summer. (At least, I HOPE he's a "he"...)

I do have a live-capture trap (metal box with spring-door), but I can't
imagine what I could place inside for bait, given that the entire yard
is a smorgasbord.

Unlike the previous owners, I don't have any energetic little yappy-dogs
to chase the rabbit. So he has no reason to run. He literally sauntered
when I tried chasing and waving my arms to herd him toward the open gate.
Ever seen a rabbit sneer? I have. I didn't think anyone could sneer
while simultaneously wiggling their nose, but apparently it's not that hard.

Anyway, despite his lazy lifestyle and abundant free food, I really
don't think I have the patience to wait for his first coronary.

Waddaya got?


Kevin McLauchlan
Senior Technical Writer
SafeNet, Inc.
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