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Re: Catching Rabbits in Live traps

  • Subject: Re: Catching Rabbits in Live traps
  • From: "Diann Thoma" <diannthoma@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 16:13:20 -0000

What did you use for bait?

And of course the trick here is, check them a couple times every day, 
perhaps easy to forget if the traps are not in sight.


>From: BanyaiHsta@aol.com
>Reply-To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
>To: <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
>Subject: Catching Rabbits in Live traps
>Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 09:43:54 EDT
>There is only one trick to catching rabbits in Havahart traps: leave them 
>and ignore them.
>For years we have baited the havaharts and left them set-rigged and open, 
>in out of the way places. When the rabbits get curious they will go into 
>the hole - it is crazy, but I was told as boy that animals will over time 
>run into holes for protection and curiosity. We caught pheasants alive in 
>clay drain pipes by putting screen across the far end. The dumbies would 
>wander into the pipe and couldn't back up or turn around. Rabbits can back 
>up and turn around unless the trap closes. Catch ground hogs the same way. 
>Leave the trap set in out of the way paths.
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