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lottie



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 8:33 am    Post subject: live cage traps for rabbits  Reply with quote    

Found the Defra info on these from Tahirs link but does anyone know how well they work?----they aren't cheap so I don't want to spend money if they aren't that good. Obvious we have a rabbit problem we'll have to address when we finally get moved.

KILLITnGRILLIT



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don`t bother, chocolate and fire guard spring to mind !

lottie



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks---because of position and surrounding livestock shootings not really an option so I'll have to try finding somebody with working ferrets when we move.

Green Man



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What do you do with the rabbit afterwards. You can't release it on somebody elses property by law, and wild animal legislation will be tight for allowing you to dispach it, as it hasn't been reared for food. Do you know Killit'n'Grillit ?

lottie



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cho-ku-ri wrote:
What do you do with the rabbit afterwards. You can't release it on somebody elses property by law, and wild animal legislation will be tight for allowing you to dispach it, as it hasn't been reared for food. Do you know Killit'n'Grillit ?


If the trap worked I would just have eaten it

Green Man



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know you would, but are you allowed too? Hopefully you are. But Red Tape Britain is not hunter gatherer friendly.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A whack on the back of the head or breaking it's neck are still methods of humane dispatch of a rabbit when I last looked. That's what you would do when ferreting. Now it might actually be illegal to release live rabbits as they are non-native...

judith



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As rabbits are vermin, I think it would be illegal to release them full stop. IIRC landowners actually have a legal duty to eradicate them.

lottie



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cho-ku-ri wrote:
I know you would, but are you allowed too? Hopefully you are. But Red Tape Britain is not hunter gatherer friendly.


According to the Defra info on traps it tells you about best ways of taking rabbits from trap and dispatching so it must be O.K.

Green Man



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm glad.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

KILLITnGRILLIT wrote:
Don`t bother, chocolate and fire guard spring to mind !

i didnt know they liked chocolate

KILLITnGRILLIT



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have you thought about using Fenn Mk6`s, as they can be placed inside the burrows ?

lottie



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

KILLITnGRILLIT wrote:
Have you thought about using Fenn Mk6`s, as they can be placed inside the burrows ?


aren't they spring traps---do they always kill?---I don't want to cause unnecessary suffering----or am I getting the traps wrong? quite happy to kill a rabbit I've caught in a live trap or use another type that'll kill it.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

as a man who has been nipped in a mk 4 im sure they do
snap ,job done

lottie



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 07 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for advice---when they get cheeky enough to nibble plants a few feet from where they could watch us eating breakfast something has to be done----and hopefully the rabbit meat will help pay for the traps

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