Re: Lawn ponds and cottontail rabbits
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- Subject: Re: Lawn ponds and cottontail rabbits
- From: rimat <email@example.com>
- 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.
upstate ny zone 4