Sunday, January 13, 2008

Wrabbit Harrassing

No I haven't been harrassing the rabbit. It has been harrassing me. I think this innocent looking creature was tormenting me this weekend. At one point I looked out the window and there it was nibbling on a autumn clematis vine. I asked my DB to take its picture doing this and by the time he got his camera it had moved to pose in this innocent posture. Then, the rotten rodent, I mean rabbit took a bite of the Autumn fern that is directly behind it. To add insult to injury the rabbit didn't even eat the piece it bit off. It looked directly into the window at me as if to say "ha ha you can't catch me!" I started pounding on the window and it decided it better go before I came through the window. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr What is the dog doing when you need her??? Sleeping.

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  1. Some guard dog you've got...Hey, i forgot to ask you earlier, are your hellebores blooming yet?

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  2. You are right about Luna. She is best at flea collecting and treat eating. Oh and of course napping is high on her agenda.

    No David they aren't blooming. I say that but I haven't looked in a couple of days. I beleive they will wait a month or so. I will keep you posted.

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  3. LOL! They are so sweet and innocent looking... I placed a basket of beautiful annuals near the pond one day last summer at around 7pm. The next morning, they were gone. I'll never forget it. But they are so INNOCENT looking :o)

    Lazy Luna missed some fun, too.

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  4. I like the little bunny! He looks cute. We have them in our driveway, too. At least that is where I see them. I suppose they are everywhere in our little forest.

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  5. Mary that Luna is a lazy bugger. I was yelling my head off trying to scare away the rabbit. Even saying the "r" word and she didn't come to see what was happening. UGH

    Gudl, don't plant anything you don't mind for the rabbits to eat. They nibble on everything.

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  6. They chewed my autumn clematis off at the ground. I think we are at war!

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  7. We had a bunny inhabiting our garden a couple years ago. Couldn't scare the thing away. He would taunt us.

    Every time we saw him we'd break out into that classic Elmer Fudd song, "Kill the wabbit, KILL THE WABBIT..."

    Even our singing didn't scare the damn thing off.

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  8. I'm working on pictures right now for a blog post on rabbit damage too. I have yet to see it, but I know it's out there.

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  9. My sympathies, although it's the squirrels that make my blood boil! Not that they eat my plants (I haven't planted anything, anyway,) but they eat all the sunflower seeds I put out for the birds. I wouldn't mind if they'd even share, but they're completely gluttonous!

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  10. The last time I checked cottontails weren't on the Endangered Species List. Consider the possibilities.

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  11. Vonlafin I feel your pain.

    Jim singing is the only thing I haven't tried to do to scare it away. This could be my answer to the problem of getting rid of them however I don't want the neighbors complaining. :/

    Robin I hope they aren't doing any permanent damage.

    Lana we have battled squirrels here too. They sit right in the middle of the platform feeder and they chew on the tube feeders. Grrr

    Marvin, you are right. If I lived in the country I would shoot the rats. I can't take them in hand and then kill them. I am a weenie. I guess we should take to having rabbit or squirrel dinner a few times per week and that would take care of the problem.

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  12. You must admit, the rabbit contributes to the biodiversity of your garden....and if nothing else, provides entertainment for Luna (and good blog fodder!)

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  13. Hi Lisa,
    I know you don't want to encourage them, but you need to give that bunny its own pan of old apples, corn and bunny pellets so it will stop munching on your delicious plants! (or maybe buy a slingshot!)

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  14. Sounds like it's time for some rabbit repellant. You're lucky they run when you bang on the window. The rabbits at my parents' house are so bold, not only do you have to go outside & yell at them, you also have to throw things at them to get them to run away! Whatever you do, don't try feeding them - you'll just have even more rabbits. I'm sorry Luna is such a slug about the rabbits. My dogs were so into chasing them, 1 of the dogs knew both "Bunny" & "Rabbit," so that if I didn't want her going ballistic, I had to use the Italian word for rabbit in conversation.

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  15. Poor innocent creature ... just kidding. My sister gave up serious gardening, because each year there is a mama rabbit and her young that come and visit her garden. She has to much fun watching them that she forgive them for eating her salad and cabbages...

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  16. Have you tried cayenne pepper around the plants that the rabbit likes? Some say this works well. I think I'd post a recipe for Hossenpfeffer nearby (and sing the Elmer Fudd song!

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  17. Dear Lisa,
    I so understand! I have had so many plants eaten by the rabbits and the deer that I do a net-fence sort of thing over plants I want left alone. I have noticed fewer rabbits since the Hawks hunt my backyard.
    Sherry

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