O Wise One came through a couple days ago with a hangdog look and announced he had escaped rabbits. Seems he had unlocked the door and walked away for a minute and they made an escape. He managed to catch them all with the dip net with the exception of this one little gray guy. Baby O had named him EDGAR. Seems Edgar has taken up residence under the chicken house and is waiting them out. My solution is the shotgun. Sorry ladies but I am a true gardener and a loose rabbit is asking for trouble.
The last time Baby O had this happen she was 8 and her daddy brought in a little rabbit from a nest he had ran over with the lawn mower. She put her wild rabbit in a cardboard box only to wake up the next morning and it had not only gotten out of the box but ate an entire tray of tomato plants I had sitting on the floor awaiting planting the next day. I was not amused and they were both in the dog house. The next night I had live traps set up in my kitchen trying to catch a small rabbit that was slinking around my house in the darkness (probably looking for more tomato plants). Needless to say the new rule was no more rabbits (or any other wild critter) in the house. Someone has to be the voice of reason in this crazy family. They finally did catch the baby rabbit years ago and he was returned to the wild. His great grand bunnies are probably eating my beets as we speak.
As for Edgar I'll keep you updated!
Edgar..Wanted Dead Or Alive : )
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