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luring rabbit back to cage

 
Kelda Miller
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Any ideas? The escaped domestic rabbit seems happy under the raspberries, but there's so many dogs in the neighborhood  who'd like to snack on him.

Hm. Could I lure a rabbit back with carrots? (there's all sorts of good things in the garden he has access to). What's the super-duper rabbit treat?
 
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I would guess some sort of legume. 

I wonder if you could do that thing with a bucket and a 2x4 where the rabbit ends up inside the bucket.

 
Leah Sattler
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Try getting a section of PVC pipe just big enough for the bunny (so it feels secure). Put the pipe tucked in somwhere in the bushes (simulate a bunny hole) when its inside cap the ends. My dogs have trapped numerous wild rabbits in pvc pipe.  Maybe it would work for yours.
 
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Have you managed to catch it yet? you could also try putting out a bit of grain in a bowl. Once it has figured out that yummies come in that bowl you could place it in a crate or humane catch trap to lure it in. This is the sort of thing that will keep me occupied/obsessed till I accomplish the task at hand. you could try the old fashioned box propped up with a stick routine. Tie a string to the stick so you can yank it out from under the box when the bunny is in. It never worked for me as a kid but its still a good idea. Robins are probably a little harder to catch that way anyway
 
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Isn't there some kind of livestock feed that has molasses in it that is beloved as a treat?

If you know anyone who does feral cat trapping, ask if you can borrow a trap.  Sometimes the local animal shelter lets you rent them.

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My husband and I used to take a 25 ft length of chicken wire and quietly and slowly encircle the bugger until he was in a makeshift fenced area. You need 2 patient people. We though it kinf of fun actually.
 
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