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    Whats the best way to catch a rabbit?!!

    My (Next door but one) neighbours rabbit has escaped it's hutch and has been living rough in mine and my other neighbours house!! Although we see it regularly everytime we try to catch it it escapes, rapid! So how do we catch the lil furry thing without shooting it?! Thanks!

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    tempt it with food, then throw it in the boiling water

    a lurcher

    You wont need to, cos a local cat will do the job for you soon enough.

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    pinkleponkle

    You wont need to, cos a local cat will do the job for you soon enough.



    Thats what we're worried about!! Its a dumb animal though, it just stays between our three houses and won't go further!! lol! It just hangs about and eats grass!

    a towel, throw the towel over the rabbit

    [email protected]"living rough"!

    bring in a girl bunny as a honey trap

    You wont catch it without some sort of a trap, when we had rabbits they were a bitch to catch when we let them out in one room let alone a bunch of gardens.

    Can't you find the dog who attacked your neighbours cat and set that out to find the rabbit?

    Banned

    torch and a shotgun

    angel I was going to mention that but thought the feelings would still be too raw :O)

    so its a rampant rabbit?

    It's probably pretty scared, so don't expect it to come to you. You can maybe lure it to good positions by tactical placement of treats, though. If you can lay your hands on it, if you can try and get your left hand between its neck and legs and your right hand on its back, you should be able to get a firm grip on it that won't cause it any harm. It'll still be able to back out of it, and it'll probably try to within a few seconds of you catching it, so call someone to help as quick as you can. Once you've got it, lift it to your chest so that it's vertical with its head pointing towards yours, and support its **** with one hand and hold it firmly to you by its upper back with your other hand, and you should be able to pin it so it won't be able to escape your grip. It'll struggle, but it'll give in soon enough.

    You'll probably get bitten and **** and pooed on if it gets too scared. Might be an idea to wear your laundry day clothes until it's caught, because rabbit **** is horrible, and the **** can be sticky if it's been eating badly, which is gross.

    Good luck with it, dude.

    See if the local RSPCA can lend you an animal trap.

    pinkleponkle

    angel I was going to mention that but thought the feelings would still be … angel I was going to mention that but thought the feelings would still be too raw :O)



    I feel like I should be able to get away with it. We shall see.

    whatsThePoint

    torch and a shotgun


    Dont forget the shells, but serious use some food as bait then get a net or similar

    Nice description, unfortunately they wont even get to touch it let alone catch it.

    angelfairee

    Can't you find the dog who attacked your neighbours cat and set that out … Can't you find the dog who attacked your neighbours cat and set that out to find the rabbit?



    loooooooooooooooooool

    That calls for a 'How to catch a dog?' thread : p

    BIG tourch, nimble, agile oh and a blanket

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    angelfairee

    Can't you find the dog who attacked your neighbours cat and set that out … Can't you find the dog who attacked your neighbours cat and set that out to find the rabbit?



    >:I

    you need this guy to catch the waskley wabbit.

    http://www.serienoldies.de/images5/bugs_bunny_elmer.jpg

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    angelfairee

    Can't you find the dog who attacked your neighbours cat and set that out … Can't you find the dog who attacked your neighbours cat and set that out to find the rabbit?



    By the way, it was my FRIENDS cat and HER neighbours dog, smart ass! You young un's never pay attention.

    pinkleponkle

    angel I was going to mention that but thought the feelings would still be … angel I was going to mention that but thought the feelings would still be too raw :O)



    Mini update. Police still investigation the dog/owner, old cat buried. I felt sorry for my friends 10 year old so I have bought her a 6 week old kitten to be picked up Monday!

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    Marina

    Youtube link for how to trap a rabbit.



    Thats ace!

    poisoned spinach leaves?

    ei8hty5ive

    By the way, it was my FRIENDS cat and HER neighbours dog, smart ass! You … By the way, it was my FRIENDS cat and HER neighbours dog, smart ass! You young un's never pay attention.



    I have to deal with these things every day, please forgive me if they blend into one story

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    angelfairee

    I have to deal with these things every day, please forgive me if they … I have to deal with these things every day, please forgive me if they blend into one story



    I'll tell you it all in person next time you take me out for a spin in your fancy new car!!

    Its scared atm that why it runs away., try putting some food down for it carrots etc and then stand as close as you can while it eats them.
    After a couple of days you should be able to get close enough to throw a blanket over it.

    You just have to be patient http://www.lumor.co.uk/hotukdeals/smilies/thumbsup.gif

    I've done this in the past...same situation, neighbours rabbit etc they wern't looking after it properly cos it escaped again about 2 days later!!!



    Ours used to get out all of the time. We used a big plastic clothes basket to throw over it because it used to run out of a blanket. Once it was under the basket one of us got our arms under to hold it whilst the other held the basket and stopped it squeezing out of the gap.

    It is difficult but doesn''t hurt the rabbit. Good luck!!

    this may sound silly but doesnt your neighbour have a bond with the rabbit ? i only say this as our rabbit 'rooney' (cough!)lol, actually comes to us when you shout him !!, he even comes and taps on the french windows when he wants someone to give him a bit of attention ! OR is our rabbit just strange ? I cant even put the washing out for tripping over him as he circles my feet , has your neighbour tried staying in garden for a while to see if he will just come over ?

    can you not block him into one garden and then go from there?

    a box a stick a piece of string and some food
    need i explane
    this is how i have done it before
    just be careful when trying to get from under box

    Large box + stick + string + food = caught rabbit

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_SO_1-gB06t0/S6GB52VXJ9I/AAAAAAAACe0/A-T4b4dMHyk/s400/trap5.jpg
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