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Re: Lawn ponds and cottontail rabbits

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Lawn ponds and cottontail rabbits
  • From: rimat <terra@catskill.net>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 15:55:56 -0600 (MDT)

Albert F. Limberg wrote:
> Robert E. Stassen wrote:
> >
> > . . . I have pulled out drowned rabbits from my lawn ponds . . .
> > . . . These are vinyl ponds, which apparently prevent the
> > rabbits from pulling themselves out.
> Vinyl and epoxy surfaces offer nothing for the rabbits to "grap" when
> they try to extricate themselves from the pond.  You might try draping
> hardware cloth or chicken wire into the pond and you will solved the
> drowned bunny problem.  A small decorative boat dock built out into the
> water might serve the same purpose . . . be imaginative.  Of course that
> doesn't solve your garden bunny problem but it is more humane that
> allowing the critters to drown.
> Al Limberg
> Concord, CA

thanks for this, Al.  I was thanking the heavens that I have a natural
pond and not a vinyl one.  After i fished several chipmunks out of my
rain barrels, I put a long stick in each one so they could climb out. 
Better a live gnawing critter than a wet corpse.
Rima   terra@catskill.net
upstate ny   zone 4

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