The Rabbit'


Habitat: A wide variety, ranging from farmland to moorlands, woodlands and sand dunes.They generally have greyish-brown fur with orange at nape of neck (black rabbits are fairly common). Long ears (up to 7cm) but shorter than hares' and no black tips. Short tail, black on top and white underneath. The male (buck) 48cm (19in) long. Female (doe) smaller with narrower head.There Life-span is about 9 years. In the wild most rabbits live less than one year.They eat mainly grasses, and other green plants; also bark of trees.

FENCEING / can be carried out in defence against the rabbit .
The fence needs to be at least 18'' below ground and a metre high out of the ground rabbits are very good at jumping aswell as digging .

FERRETING / is another good form of control .but only in the winter months when the
undergrowth has died off exposeing all the rabbit holes .rabbits do have what we call a bolt hole which infact is like a emergencey exit hidden under fallen leaves or mostly away from the main burrow .for which they do exit at high speed .

SHOOTING / the shooting of rabbits is also a good form of control collecting good numbers by useing a silenced 22lr rifle carried out at night or early evening
dusk time we have had some great results in the evenings . again a site survey is required to ensure it is safe to shoot the land .

Control - The control method depends on the size of the problem. A free onsite survey is usually required to determine the best method. ie. proofing, trapping, shooting, ferreting and long netting shooting etc.Humane trapping methods.

A quote will be given after a on site survey is carried out and the best method to be used .
Call on 07799060441

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