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Old 06-17-07, 12:41 PM   #1
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The rabbits are eating my Mountian Pinks!

I have a beautiful bed of Mountian Pinks and can't keep flowers on them. For the longest time I wondered why. Well, I finally found out. A blasted cotton tail is having them for breakfast!

Mission foosters... A solution. Family and local ordinances prevent me from blasting his ass.

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Old 06-17-07, 12:45 PM   #2
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Arsenic!

No, not really. Do you think it's just the one rabbit? Maybe set up one of those humane traps (the cage that slams closed), and rerelease it far away from your house.
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Old 06-17-07, 12:47 PM   #3
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I don't know how many there are I did see one in there one morning eating his breakfast. I shoo'd his arse out in short order.
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Old 06-17-07, 12:49 PM   #4
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Dang! Here I thought this thread was a disguised Bike Thread under a code name title. I'm so disappointed!
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Blood meal sort of works, but you have to keep reapplying.
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Old 06-17-07, 12:51 PM   #6
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There's a trick you can use with Rabbits that often works. Take Cayenne Pepper and add a lot of it to boiling water to extract the pepper oils and spray the resultant tea on the flowers after it cools.

EDIT: Just hope you don't have the rabbits that like Vindaloo Curry!
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I remember hearing that the smell of moth balls will keep most herbivores out of the garden.
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There's a trick you can use with Rabbits that often works. Take Cayenne Pepper and add a lot of it to boiling water to extract the pepper oils and spray the resultant tea on the flowers after it cools.

EDIT: Just hope you don't have the rabbits that like Vindaloo Curry!
Funny story about that Tom.

Few years ago, my father worked with a guy who owned a Rottweiler with discipline problems. The guy was having a problem with the dog chewing his shoes up. The vet advises him to spray his shoes with cayenne pepper, to turn the dog off of them. He tries this, and comes into work the next day looking angry and dissapointed. When his co-workers ask him what's wrong, he explains the vet's solution and adds at the end, "I've got the only dog in the world who likes cayenne pepper!"
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Dave's Insanity Sauce, or some other habanero based hot sauce. It keeps the deer off my roses.

Tethering an enraged weasel in the yard also works. (a rabid wino can be used as a substitute if weasels are unavailable).
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enraged rabid wino weasel FTW





But then you have to find out how to get rid of it eventually. What eats drunk insane weasels?
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Old 06-17-07, 03:27 PM   #11
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But then you have to find out how to get rid of it eventually. What eats drunk insane weasels?
Cajuns.
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Dave's Insanity Sauce, or some other habanero based hot sauce. It keeps the deer off my roses.

Tethering an enraged weasel in the yard also works. (a rabid wino can be used as a substitute if weasels are unavailable).
Ain't no wascally wabbit gettin' my Dave's! No how, no way.

I do have a ship load of crushed red pepper flakes, think that'll work in a pinch?
Hey, I made a funny, pepper-pinch. It's a joke son, you're s'posed ta laugh.
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get a pet owl
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set a cage trap, catch it, then drive some 50 miles off and let it loose.

That should be far enough to keep it form coming back.
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set a cage trap, catch it, then drive some 50 miles off and let it loose.

That should be far enough to keep it form coming back.
By "drive" you mean "bike", right?
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get a tape of an owl hunting call and a rabbit distress cry. play it on an endless loop at night.
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Make a bunch of brownies and sprinkle "oregano" into the batter prior to baking. Eat said brownies. Soon you won't care about your mountain pinks or that damn rabbit.
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Put galvanized steel mesh under the bed up the sides and over them. If the bunnies try to eat their way through they get a tummy ache. Ugly though. Wildcats, foxes, coyotes, and owls are good. House cats just get the babies. I had one of my breeding male rabbits kick my housecat over a 4 foot fence.
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Make a bunch of brownies and sprinkle "oregano" into the batter prior to baking. Eat said brownies. Soon you won't care about your mountain pinks or that damn rabbit.
But I like to eat the brownies and watch the Mountian Pinks, it's cathartic.
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Just get a pellet gun and go commando on the little bastids when no one's looking. Just after dark is best.

They eat your plants you eat them - a perfect organic loop, right up the food chain. And, rabbits pop out a litter about every 8 weeks. If you time it right, you can save a ton on your grocery bill in perpetuity.
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Just get a pellet gun and go commando on the little bastids when no one's looking. Just after dark is best.

They eat your plants you eat them - a perfect organic loop, right up the food chain. And, rabbits pop out a litter about every 8 weeks. If you time it right, you can save a ton on your grocery bill in perpetuity.
Bad time of year to eat rabbits, bossman....tularemia!
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Get some coyotes. They moved into our area and I haven't seen a rabbit in months.
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Then you get some bears to get rid of the coyotes.

Then elephants to chase the bears off.

Come winter, the elephants simply freeze to death!
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