What a blessing in disquise! I'm also wandering if there are any elderly around that would love your excess bounty.gobug said:The first two times I had to do this, the rabbits were getting into school bus engine compartments and gnawing on the wiring harnesses. In an hour I shot 18 rabbits. Since rabbits are a game animal, and in this case a nuisance, I was technically allowed to exterminate them as long as I didn't use the meat! Just one of the catch 22 situations with wildlife. Like, I must kill a trapped skunk, but its illegal to let it die in the trap. The location was adjacent to the federal prison. The rabbit population in the fenced areas where foxes and coyotes could not go was exploding. I called the wildlife people for advice. I had one other rabbit encounter. Teachers let some domestic rabbits loose at the end of the school year. Over the course of summer and the next school year the rabbits reproduced like crazy. By the middle of the second summer there were more than a hundred rabbits (wild and domestic) grazing on the property. Kids caught one and brutalized it. The police were called and they found the rabbit was infested with fleas. The story got to the news papers and the school was told to solve both problems or the school would not be allowed to open. I set traps and monitored them daily for 6 weeks. We only got a dozen rabbits. They are not easy to trap. Some vigalante parent started coming to the property with a pellet gun and in quick order the problem was in control. The newspapers and authorities thought I had trapped them all, even though they never asked me. This time, the school stadium has so many rabbits they are invading the football field and doing extensive turf damage. (this is not regular grass) The area beneath the bleachers is fenced and predators cannot get to the rabbits. I suggested they get rid of the pallets and put up bulk shelving to eliminate most of the hiding places, but they would rather have me exterminate them now. So I figured I might try rabbit stew.