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RE: Rabbits

Hi Chris,

I had that problem last winter, this one hasn't been too bad.  I think that
the 45 or so rabbits I nailed with the pellet gun had something to do with
it.  Have always preferred the 2 cent solution.  I seem to remember reading
that every female rabbit you kill in the spring means at least 20 you won't
have during the summer.  Hope that it's true.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Christopher P. Lindsey
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 3:05 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Rabbits

> I don't know what you can do for your damage Chris; I would be so
> dispirited.  I would probably resort to miles of cages if I didn't have my
> cats.  I tried to get our nursery group to build protection for our
> bed of shrubs grown for sale, but they said it wasn't necessary this
> I just looked at them the other day and the marauders had already been
> there.

I've been thinking of robotic laser cannons, but I'd probably forget to
turn them off when I went out in the garden.  I *have* been researching my
great-grandmother's Basque recipe for rabbit stew and dreaming of trying
it someday -- maybe I'll reach the breaking point and it will become
reality.  :)

This winter has been particularly bad in terms of rodent damage.  I don't
know if it was the warmer weather or lack of snow that encouraged the
little fuzzballs to come out, but they sure were active.  If I keep
losing plants, I might have to give up on gardening and will just think
about it instead (kind of like dating :)

I *did* end up adopting a chow/Australian shepherd mix from the humane
society in February, so hopefully he'll keep the barbarians at the gates.
But I'm concerned that he might do even more damage.  :(

He was at the humane society for six months and was one week away from
euthanasia, so I had to take the poor guy home.  He already answered to
the name of Romeo, so that's what we stuck with.  You can see him at



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