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Make Rabbit Traps
Make Rabbit Traps
Rabbits have invaded my garden, and it doesn't take them long to do some serious damage!
"OOOHHH - I'm going to get those wascally wabbits!"
Rabbit season here in Kentucky is November through February. So to make sure I stay on the right side of the law, I've been experimenting with making Live Catch rabbit traps for use outside of the rabbit season. I've been enjoying making rabbit traps and catching rabbits as much as I enjoy gardening.
This lens focuses on How to Make Rabbit Traps.
I have some great designs to share, so check back often for updates.
Video on Making Your Own Rabbit Trap
Here is a great YouTube video on how to make your own rabbit trap from scrap wood that you probably have around your home. This rabbit trap uses a false floor, and is approximately 30 inches long. One 12 foot long 1" x 8" board, a coat hanger, and some screws is all you need to make this trap. This guy doesn't go into a lot of details on how to make the trap, but he shows you enough to where you can easily make one yourself. Good luck with it and leave a comment if you make one and have some success with it.
Live Catch Rabbit Traps
If you have a rabbit problem, and don't have time to make your own rabbit traps, then check out some of these live-catch rabbit traps from Havahart. Havahart is one of the most popular maker of no-kill animal traps. They make a number of different models and sizes and are reasonably priced. You can use these live-catch traps to relocate those pesky rabbits from your garden, without being concerned about breaking any of the Fish and Game laws.
This is a great trap for catching rabbits in your garden. The two doors allow rabbits to enter from either direction. It is galvanized to resist rust and corrosion, which makes it perfect for outdoor use.
This live catch trap has a single door on one end that is spring loaded for easy activation. It has smooth internal edges, so it won't injure any animals that are captured. This is the perfect size for trapping squirrels, rabbits, skunks, and any other animal that is of a similar size.
Homemade Rabbit Trap
Homemade Rabbit Traps in less than an hour
With a few pieces of wood and screws, some simple tools, and a little bit of time, you too can have a rabbit in your trap by morning. These type of live-capture traps will allow you to catch those pests and relocate them to someplace far away, where they won't be bothering you anymore.
I read an article on Backwoods Home Magazine that explained how to make a simple Live Catch rabbit trap in less than an hour.
These same instructions can be adapted for live catch raccoon, opossum, squirrels, and skunks.
Click the following link to see the Make a Sure-Fire
Live Trap article.
Try one of these out. They definitely will do the trick.