Rabbits eating my spinach!!!

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by beastmode986, May 17, 2013.

  1. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    I was outside just watering my plants and I noticed that one of my small spinach plants was almost completely gone and my biggest one had a few half eaten leaves on it. Im almost positive it was rabbits. I do have a powerful air rifle and if I see it I will shoot it but then I would have to wait outside for a long time right??? I am also wondering what my other options are?
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Live trap and eat the rabbit. You might also dump some human urine around the garden to mark your territory.
     

  3. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    You cant be serious about the urine thing ? Lol and how would I know if the rabbit is safe to eat ???
     
  4. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    Urine does work. Just don't whip it out in the garden. Fill a cup indoors. I don't eat rabbit until after the winter kill. And only contwy wabbit!
     
  5. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Also I have heard one can go to the Farm Bureau Co-Op or farm supply store and get dried blood to sprinkle around your gardens edge to protect plants! I was advised it works for Deer also.

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  6. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Make that wood-ash and urine , also good for the soil..!
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Just do not pee on your plants. Seriously, will burn them.

    Look, you are a meat eater, right? Meat eaters produce more ammonia in the urine (from pulling nitrogen out of your blood from the meat you ate)

    Animals like bunnies have learned to avoid things that eat meat.

    Would not eat bunnies this time of year if I had a choice. Pregnant/ parasites.


    You can also hit the dollar store for a bottle of ammonia. Stand bottle upright in shallow hole, put a couple of nail holes in the UPPER shoulder of bottle. Not to let liquid ammonia out- to let the SMELL out.

    And yes, you will be sitting outside a long time (as Sensei would say, "Learn sit like ROCK!") at dusk and at dawn.
     
  8. racer_x

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    Got to many many dogs around here for the rabits, they dont stand much of a chance.
    Ill end up with a rope about knee high a bit higher with white bags tied about every 3 feet, keep the deer out.
    But no worrys with that till dead of sumer when they cant find much green to eat.
     
  9. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    I urinate around the yard too. It works very well. No rabbits. 'course I don't have a garden either...

    Carrots -- tell him he wants carrots and spinach is for Popeye.
     
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  10. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    Plant enough for all natures creatures, your family, and the creatures that really own your yard.
     
  11. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    I feel your pain. :mad: We leave the cat out at night now. So far so, so good. I'm hoping the cat doesn't some "mammal coexistence" thing going! :D
     
  12. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    IMO the spinach is for feeding something you intend to eat anyway.; )
     
  13. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    Johnr you just might find some stuff from the cat you dont want in the garden lol
     
  14. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Next year put in some rhubarb. The leaves will kill rabbits.
     
  15. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    Hmmmm Im liking the way you think robocop
     
  16. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    Ok thanks guys! Time to piss on(around) my garden lol. If I was going to shoot it, what time should I be outside? I have some free time tonight and its 9:01 over here
     
  17. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The same time as the rabbit.
     
  18. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    Get an owl decoy and set it up in your garden.
     
  19. kandypenny44

    kandypenny44 New Member

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    Put a Bunch of Carrots Out with a Note telling them they are suppose to eat these !
     
  20. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Early in the morning or late in the evening is probably ly the best time.