Living with the cottontail and growing fruit

@murky

The guilty parties are laying over there snoring right now. They hate voles and apparently one or more tried to move in and was vacated.

I recently started trapping and already removed 6. It appears pressure significantly reduced already,

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@HunterHomestead

Sounds like your doink ok. In Kansas as you clear out 5 another 5 move in from nearby property. They keep coming in the winter. This was a few hours later @murky . The rabbits are everywhere looking for food all night.

These are autumn olive and apples tonight. It is a black night. My dogs just patrolled the area. In the photo you can see their tracks.


@murky

Everything went as expected this morning



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@murky

This afternoon things are beginning to melt slowly before the next cold front hits. Good thing i left them plenty of cut branches to eat. There is not a rabbit in sight today but they will be back after dark again.





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I am in a somewhat rural subdivision near a downtown metro. So, I don’t get the pressure you do. Plus, me and a few other neighbors are all trapping (rabbits are living under low decks). That said, they have done their damage to my trees already (lost 60%). Hoping to keep them at bay until my mesh goes up.

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@HunterHomestead

The fish in my pond keep me in meat. Maybe the next person after me will love rabbit.

We had a day without snow cover in about a week. There were a few spots of snow left when e got the new snow yesterday. The rabbits are searching for food and fruit trees are on the top of their favorites. They love apple trees bark more than anything else.

Making sure we are running the rabbits out of the orchard.



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